7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains travel route planner

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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Valle Crucis
— 1 night
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West Jefferson
— 1 night

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Dogwood Crafters, then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally walk around Oconaluftee Islands Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryson City trip planning app.

Orlando to Bryson City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in February; daily highs in Bryson City reach 53°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Cherokee, Dogwood Crafters
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River Rafting & Tubing
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Attractions like Biltmore and The North Carolina Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Smith-McDowell House Museum, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Asheville road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. February in Asheville sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine ©
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Dutch Creek Trails. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at The Valle Crucis Community Park, and then trot along with Dutch Creek Trails.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Valle Crucis sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Asheville to Valle Crucis in 2 hours. When traveling from Asheville in February, plan for slightly colder days in Valle Crucis, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to West Jefferson.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Grandfather Mountain, Dutch Creek Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dutch Creek Trails ©
Dutch Creek Trails
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
The Valle Crucis Community Park ©
The Valle Crucis Community Park

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West Jefferson

West Jefferson ©
West Jefferson is a town in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Carolina Country Wines, then browse for treasures at Antiques On Main, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read West Jefferson online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valle Crucis to West Jefferson takes an hour. In February, daytime highs in West Jefferson are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Jefferson

Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Country Wines ©
Carolina Country Wines
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church ©
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
Antiques On Main ©
Antiques On Main

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