5 days in Highlands & Franklin Itinerary

5 days in Highlands & Franklin Itinerary

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Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. You've now added Jackson Hole Trading Post & Gem Mine to your itinerary.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Highlands holiday builder tool.

Jacksonville to Highlands is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in April: high temperatures in Highlands hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature Parks
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Jackson Hole Trading Post & Gem Mine ©
Jackson Hole Trading Post & Gem Mine
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls


Franklin ©
Franklin is a town in Franklin Township, Macon County, North Carolina, United States, within the Nantahala National Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Franklin: Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee (in Cherokee) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Cades Cove). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Old Cardinal Gem Mine, hike along Bartram Trail, and experience rural life at J. W. Mitchell Farms.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Franklin online day trip planner.

Drive from Highlands to Franklin in an hour. In April in Franklin, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Franklin

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Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
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