6 days in Charlotte, Blowing Rock & Asheville Itinerary

6 days in Charlotte, Blowing Rock & Asheville Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 1 night

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Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, and then see the interesting displays at Mint Museum Uptown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, then join the crowd at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and then revel in the low prices at Concord Mills.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charlotte. December in Charlotte sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

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Blowing Rock

— 2 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, get interesting insight from Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline, and then steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor. On the next day, hit the slopes at Appalachian Ski Mtn., then look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain, then see High Country UTV Tours, and finally stop by Souvenir Shirts.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Blowing Rock online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Charlotte in December, things will get little chillier in Blowing Rock: highs are around 48°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You've now added Biltmore to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Biltmore, sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, then view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 35°F.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

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