6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Hendersonville
— 1 night
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
3
Blowing Rock
— 1 night
4
Valle Crucis
— 1 night

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Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Keep things going the next day: trek along Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, look for gifts at Slick Rock Country Emporium, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hendersonville travel website.

Wilmington to Hendersonville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in July, expect Hendersonville to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Zipline
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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine ©
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
Zipline
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get outside with Carolina Outfitters.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee online day trip planner.

Drive from Hendersonville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cherokee can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery, Carolina Outfitters
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River Rafting & Tubing
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Handtiques, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Blowing Rock attractions planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Blowing Rock in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cherokee in July: highs in Blowing Rock hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
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Zipline
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
Handtiques ©
Handtiques

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Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Dutch Creek Trails has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain, thenwalk around The Valle Crucis Community Park, and then take a pleasant ride with Dutch Creek Trails.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valle Crucis journey builder tool.

Valle Crucis is just a short distance from Blowing Rock. In July, daily temperatures in Valle Crucis can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grandfather Mountain, Dutch Creek Trails
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Dutch Creek Trails ©
Dutch Creek Trails
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
The Valle Crucis Community Park ©
The Valle Crucis Community Park

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