4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Cherokee
— 2 nights
2
Blowing Rock
— 1 night

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mountain Farm Museum and Oconaluftee Islands Park. Kids will enjoy Horseback Riding Tours and Rose Creek Mine. Venture out of the city with trips to Waterrock Knob (in Maggie Valley) and Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine (in Franklin). There's still lots to do: stop by Bryson City Outdoors and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cherokee road trip planner.

Washington DC to Cherokee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Cherokee: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Franklin, Bryson City Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Rose Creek Mine ©
Rose Creek Mine

1
night
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, and then go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock trip tool.

You can drive from Cherokee to Blowing Rock in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Cherokee in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
Highlights from your plan
Julian Price Memorial Park ©
Julian Price Memorial Park
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine ©
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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