3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
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Cherokee
— 1 night

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Linville Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Otter Falls, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through The Greenway Trail, then hike along Glen Burney Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, and finally hike along Bass Lake.

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Raleigh to Blowing Rock is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, Blowing Rock is slightly colder than Raleigh - with highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Boone, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Otter Falls
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Otter Falls ©
Otter Falls
Julian Price Memorial Park ©
Julian Price Memorial Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip planning app.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Cherokee by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Bryson City, Waterrock Knob
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Waterrock Knob ©
Waterrock Knob
River Rafting & Tubing
Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond ©
Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond

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