3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Highlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Maggie Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Whiteside Mountain as well as Glen Falls. On the 5th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at King Creek Falls, then admire the sheer force of Glen Falls, and finally get interesting insight from Primitive Outback.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Highlands travel route website.

Mooresville to Highlands is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Highlands sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
King Creek Falls ©
Waterfall
King Creek Falls
4.9
Primitive Outback ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Primitive Outback
4.7
Whiteside Mountain
Mountain
Whiteside Mountain
5.0

1
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Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mingus Mill, experience rural life at Love Lane Flower Farm, then stop by Mast General Store, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maggie Valley trip maker app.

You can drive from Highlands to Maggie Valley in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Maggie Valley are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Waterrock Knob ©
Mountain
Waterrock Knob
4.9
Mast General Store ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mast General Store
4.6

1
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Hot Springs

Hot Springs is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Hot Springs Tour Co. and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs route builder.

You can drive from Maggie Valley to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
©
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
5.0
Hot Springs Tour Co. ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Hot Springs Tour Co.
4.6

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