9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Boone
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 3 nights
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Attractions like The North Carolina Arboretum and Western North Carolina Nature Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Brevard (Crystal Mountain Gem Mine & WNC Military History Museum), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip planner.

Miami to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in December, expect Asheville to be colder, temps between 54°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Boone.

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Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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Boone

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then kick your exploration up a notch at Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline, and then see Off the Grid Mountain Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Mast General Store, then fly down the slopes at Appalachian Ski Mtn., then ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boone trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in December, plan for little chillier days in Boone, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Cherokee.

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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Bring the kids along to Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherokee: Highlands Aerial Park (in Scaly Mountain), Maggie Valley (Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum & Cataloochee Ski Area) and Highlands (Dry Falls & Bust Your Butt Falls). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, admire the sheer force of Soco Falls, and sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cherokee road trip app.

Drive from Boone to Cherokee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Boone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cherokee, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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