7 days in Northern Virginia & North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

7 days in Northern Virginia & North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Alexandria
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Lake Lure
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Barnardsville
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Rosman
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Bryson City
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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Stonewall Golf Club, tee off at Heritage Hunt Golf Course, and then tee off at Westfields Golf Club.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary builder app.

Durham to Alexandria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Alexandria

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Stonewall Golf Club ©
Stonewall Golf Club

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Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. On the 10th (Mon), play a few rounds at Bald Mountain Golf Course, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then go deep underground at The Gem Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tryon Horse Country Tours, then appreciate the views at Pearson's Falls and Glen, and then stroll through Lake Lure Beach and Water Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lake Lure online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Alexandria to Lake Lure in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lake Lure, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barnardsville.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Wildlife

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Zipline
Pearson's Falls and Glen ©
Pearson's Falls and Glen
Tryon Horse Country Tours ©
Tryon Horse Country Tours

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Barnardsville

Barnardsville ©
Barnardsville is an unincorporated community in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States.Located on Ivy Creek, the settlement is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryBarnard's Inn was established at the settlement by Hezekiah and Hester Barnard in the early 1800s.A post office was established in 1875.Barnardsville incorporated in 1959, and established its own police force and fire department. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barnardsville online day trip planner.

Getting from Lake Lure to Barnardsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Barnardsville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rosman.

Things to do in Barnardsville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Adventure

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Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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Rosman

Rosman ©
Rosman is a town in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours and then let the river carry you with Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosman vacation planner.

You can drive from Barnardsville to Rosman in 1.5 hours. In August in Rosman, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Rosman

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours ©
Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours
Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures ©
Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Fusions Spa, play a few rounds at Sequoyah National Golf Club, then look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bryson City trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rosman to Bryson City by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Rosman in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Bryson City, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Adventure

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River Rafting & Tubing
Sequoyah National Golf Club ©
Sequoyah National Golf Club
Fusions Spa ©
Fusions Spa

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