7 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

7 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Smoky Mountains & Cherokee attractions planner

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Route & dates

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Murphy
— 1 night
2
Cherokee
— 3 nights
3
Highlands
— 2 nights

1
night
Murphy

Murphy ©
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): browse for treasures at Black & White Market, thenget outside with Carolina Outfitters, thentry to win big at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, and finally learn about winemaking at Cherokee Cellars Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fields of the Wood, and then trek along Murphy River Walk.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Murphy holiday site.

Atlanta to Murphy is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Atlanta in June, plan for little chillier nights in Murphy, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Murphy

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Carolina Outfitters, Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails
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Fields of the Wood ©
Fields of the Wood
Cherokee Cellars Winery ©
Cherokee Cellars Winery
Black & White Market ©
Black & White Market

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Mingo Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherokee: Maggie Valley (Soco Falls & Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cherokee tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Murphy to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Bryson City
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls
Waterrock Knob ©
Waterrock Knob

2
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 5th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Gorges State Park, thenadmire the sheer force of Whitewater Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Highlands trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cherokee to Highlands by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Highlands are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sapphire
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls