5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 1 night
3
Highlands
— 1 night

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 8th (Mon), get advice or help at The Folk Art Center. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, then take some stellar pictures from Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville route planner.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Asheville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
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 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cherokee travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In June in Cherokee, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Maggie Valley
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Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. ©
Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Highlands trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Highlands takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Whiteside Mountain
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Whiteside Mountain
Whiteside Mountain

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