6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Montreat
— 1 night
2
Blowing Rock
— 1 night
3
Cherokee
— 2 nights
4
Highlands
— 1 night

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Montreat

Montreat ©
Montreat is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. You've now added Blue Ridge Pkwy to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Catawba Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): trek along Graybeard Trail and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Montreat trip itinerary builder.

Tampa to Montreat is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampa in October: highs in Montreat hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Montreat

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Catawba Falls, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Catawba Falls ©
Catawba Falls

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, thentrot along with Vx3 Trail Rides, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blowing Rock travel route builder.

Getting from Montreat to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Montreat in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thentake in the exciting artwork at Pincu Pottery, and finally try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls, thensee the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cherokee using our trip planner.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Cherokee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in October: highs in Cherokee hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Bryson City
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Highlands trip maker website.

Drive from Cherokee to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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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