5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Chimney Rock
— 1 day
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Bryson City
— 1 night

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 25th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Blowing Rock, use our trip itinerary maker.

Raleigh to Blowing Rock is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Raleigh in July: high temperatures in Blowing Rock hover around 78°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chimney Rock.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Rocky Broad Riverwalk, cool off at Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chimney Rock online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Chimney Rock in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Blowing Rock in July, expect nights in Chimney Rock to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Chimney Rock

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Lake Lure
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Zipline

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryson City trip planner.

You can drive from Chimney Rock to Bryson City in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nantahala on the Fly ©
Nantahala on the Fly
Tuckaseegee Fly Shop ©
Tuckaseegee Fly Shop

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