9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Start: Corpus Christi
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Andrews
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Corpus Christi

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beach at Lake Lure & Water Works and Mount Mitchell State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Pisgah National Forest and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Asheville to go to Hendersonville and see Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Biltmore Winery at Antler Hill Village, and trek along Craggy Gardens.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Asheville online sightseeing planner .

Corpus Christi to Asheville is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Corpus Christi to Asheville. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Corpus Christi in June; daily highs in Asheville reach 83°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Mitchell State Park, Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Pisgah National Forest
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Mount Mitchell State Park ©
Mount Mitchell State Park
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Cherokee

Cherokee ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Nantahala Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob and then admire the sheer force of Soco Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cherokee trip builder tool .

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Andrews.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Nantahala Brewing Company
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Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls
Waterrock Knob
Waterrock Knob

1
night
Andrews

Andrews ©
Andrews is a town in Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): experience rural life at Wehrloom Honey and then get outside with Carolina Outfitters.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Andrews sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Andrews takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Andrews

Outdoors

Side Trips

Carolina Outfitters, Wehrloom Honey
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Wehrloom Honey ©
Wehrloom Honey

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