24 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

24 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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1
Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
2
Asheville
— 8 nights
3
Bryson City
— 5 nights
4
Highlands
— 4 nights

6
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Flat Top Manor and Saint Mary's Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Foggy Mountain Gem Mine and Julian Price Memorial Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Stone Mountain State Park (in Roaring Gap), Linville Gorge (in Linville Falls) and Mount Jefferson State Park (in Jefferson). There's lots more to do: trot along with Vx3 Trail Rides, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Catawba River Greenway, and sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Blowing Rock road trip site.

Green Bay to Blowing Rock is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Green Bay to Blowing Rock due to the time zone difference. In February, Blowing Rock is somewhat warmer than Green Bay - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Boone, Banner Elk, Copper Barrel Distillery, Stone Mountain State Park, Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Flat Top Manor ©
Flat Top Manor
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stone Mountain State Park ©
Stone Mountain State Park

8
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Riverside Cemetery and Cathedral Of All Souls will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Pisgah Forest (Cradle of Forestry & Looking Glass Rock), Fred W. Symmes Chapel (in Cedar Mountain) and Hendersonville (Bearwallow Mountain, Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, take an in-depth tour of Smith-McDowell House Museum, look for gifts at Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar, and admire the sheer force of Catawba Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville road trip planner.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Pisgah Forest, Catawba Falls, Pearson's Falls and Glen, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks
Pearson's Falls and Glen ©
Pearson's Falls and Glen
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond and Murphy River Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fields of the Wood and Soco Falls. Explore Bryson City's surroundings by going to Maggie Valley (Waterrock Knob & Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.), Max Patch (in Hot Springs) and Robbinsville (Santeetlah Lake & Wehrloom Honey). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Swain County Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop, and stroll around Oconaluftee Islands Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bryson City holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In February in Bryson City, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Cherokee, Murphy, Robbinsville, Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop
Highlights from your plan
Max Patch ©
Max Patch
Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls
Fields of the Wood ©
Fields of the Wood

4
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Whitewater Falls and Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center and Glen Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Gorges State Park (in Sapphire), Devil's Courthouse (in Pisgah Forest) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Franklin). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Cullasaja Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, stop by Colonel Mustard’s, and look for all kinds of wild species at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Highlands trip planner.

Drive from Bryson City to Highlands in 1.5 hours. February in Highlands sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sapphire, Silver Run Falls, Devil's Courthouse, Fishing Charters & Tours, Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
Highlights from your plan
Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center ©
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

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