9 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

9 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Smoky Mountains & Cherokee travel route planner

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Fly to Asheville Regional Airport, Drive to Cashiers
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Cashiers
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cherokee
— 4 nights
Drive
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Murphy
— 2 nights
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Dallas

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Cashiers

— 2 nights
Cashiers is a census-designated place and unincorporated village located in southern Jackson County, North Carolina. When in Cashiers, make a side trip to see Highlands Aerial Park in Scaly Mountain, approximately Scaly Mountain away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, view the masterpieces at The Bascom, and explore the striking landscape at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park.

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Dallas to Cashiers is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Cashiers is 1 hour. In October, Cashiers is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Cashiers

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherokee

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cherokee side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City), Maggie Valley (Waterrock Knob & Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum) and Otter Creek Trout Farm (in Topton). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, contemplate the long history of Mingus Mill, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and stop by Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cherokee trip planner.

You can drive from Cashiers to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Murphy.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Murphy

— 2 nights
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Old Jail Museum, then whizz through the canopy at RidgeRunner Ziplines, and then see human ingenuity at work at Chatuge Dam Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fields of the Wood, then hike along Murphy River Walk, then try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, and finally learn about winemaking at Cherokee Cellars Winery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Murphy trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Murphy takes 1.5 hours. October in Murphy sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Murphy

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips