11 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
3
Cherokee
— 4 nights

3
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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Explore Blowing Rock's surroundings by going to Linville Falls (in Linville Falls), Rough Ridge Lookout (in Linville) and Bobby McLean Memorial Park (in Newland). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, hike along Green Knob Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Blowing Rock tour itinerary planner.

Gulfport to Blowing Rock is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Gulfport to Blowing Rock, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Gulfport in July; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Linville, Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, Linville Falls, Bobby McLean Memorial Park
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Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

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nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Attractions like Food Tours and Elijah Mountain Gem Mine make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Lake Lure), Pisgah Forest (Sliding Rock & Looking Glass Falls) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy and identify plant and animal life at DuPont State Recreational Forest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Asheville holiday planning app.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Pisgah Forest, Zipline, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

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nights
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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Waterrock Knob make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Highlands (Jackson Hole Trading Post & Gem Mine, Dry Falls, &more), Nantahala on the Fly (in Bryson City) and Carolina Outfitters (in Topton). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

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You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlands, Bryson City, Maggie Valley, Carolina Outfitters
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Waterrock Knob ©
Waterrock Knob

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