7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Hendersonville
— 2 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
3
Franklin
— 2 nights

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Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Justus Orchard, thentake in the views from Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, and then relax in the rural setting at Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, thenrelax in the rural setting at Grandad's Apples, and finally do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards.

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Denver to Hendersonville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Hendersonville. Traveling from Denver in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Hendersonville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Wineries

Side Trip

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
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Justus Orchard ©
Justus Orchard
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard ©
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard
Grandad's Apples ©
Grandad's Apples

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, thensee the interesting displays at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bass Lake, thencontemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor, and then get lost in a book at The Blowing Rock Community Library.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Blowing Rock trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hendersonville to Blowing Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hendersonville in October, expect nights in Blowing Rock to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Julian Price Memorial Park ©
Julian Price Memorial Park
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum ©
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
The Blowing Rock Community Library ©
The Blowing Rock Community Library

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Franklin

Franklin ©
Franklin is a town in Franklin Township, Macon County, North Carolina, United States, within the Nantahala National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Rose Creek Mine, and then get great views at Wayah Bald Lookout Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mingus Mill, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Soco Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Franklin journey planner.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Franklin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in October: highs in Franklin hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Franklin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Mingus Mill
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Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls
Rose Creek Mine ©
Rose Creek Mine
Wayah Bald Lookout Tower ©
Wayah Bald Lookout Tower

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