6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Asheville
— 3 nights
2
Blowing Rock
— 1 night
3
Cherokee
— 1 night

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Biltmore and Lexington Glassworks. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and DuPont State Recreational Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Sliding Rock (in Pisgah Forest). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and view the masterpieces at Colin's Creatures.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July; daily highs in Asheville reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Zipline, Blue Ridge Pkwy, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Zipline
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

1
night
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock route maker app.

Getting from Asheville to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Asheville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

1
night
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 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, thentry to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, thenlearn about winemaking at Deep Creek Winery, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cherokee planning website.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Cherokee in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Cherokee sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Adventure Casinos

Side Trips

Bryson City, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Deep Creek Winery ©
Deep Creek Winery

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