35 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

35 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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1
Boone
— 7 nights
2
Asheville
— 13 nights
3
Cherokee
— 5 nights
4
Murphy
— 5 nights
5
Highlands
— 4 nights

7
nights
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Explore Boone's surroundings by going to Linville Gorge (in Linville Falls), Linville (Rough Ridge Lookout & Grandfather Mountain) and Linville Caverns (in Marion). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with Vx3 Trail Rides, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, and admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boone online tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Boone is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Boone hover around 76°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Lenoir, Banner Elk, Linville, Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
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Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Zipline
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

13
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Grandad's Apples, &more), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Pisgah Forest (Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore, get interesting insight from Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville planner.

Traveling by car from Boone to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Boone in August, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Pisgah Forest, Brevard, Marshall, Mills River
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BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cherokee side-trips: Maggie Valley (Waterrock Knob & Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum), Bryson City (Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Max Patch (in Hot Springs). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, take an in-depth tour of Swain County Heritage Museum, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and explore the world behind art at Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cherokee fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Murphy.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Bryson City, Max Patch
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park

5
nights
Murphy

Murphy ©
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Murphy: Andrews (RidgeRunner Ziplines & Calaboose Cellars), Robbinsville (Wehrloom Honey, Deals Gap, &more) and Carolina Outfitters (in Topton). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Apalachia Lake Tours, don't miss a visit to Clay's Corner, relax in the rural setting at Walnut Hollow Ranch, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black & White Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Murphy tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Murphy takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Murphy can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Murphy

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Robbinsville, Andrews, Brasstown, Walnut Hollow Ranch, Carolina Outfitters
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RidgeRunner Ziplines ©
RidgeRunner Ziplines
Apalachia Lake Tours ©
Apalachia Lake Tours
Fields of the Wood ©
Fields of the Wood

4
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Explore Highlands' surroundings by going to Franklin (Bartram Trail, Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, &more), Whitewater Falls (in Sapphire) and Primitive Outback (in Otto). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, stop by Cashiers Farmers Market, and whizz through the canopy at Highlands Aerial Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Highlands attractions tool.

Drive from Murphy to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Cashiers, Whitewater Falls, Primitive Outback, Highlands Aerial Park
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Highlands Aerial Park ©
Highlands Aerial Park
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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