8 days in North Carolina Mountains & Golden Isles of Georgia Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Mountains & Golden Isles of Georgia Itinerary

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Highlands
— 1 day
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
4
Boone
— 2 nights
5
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls and then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Highlands online road trip planner.

Atlanta to Highlands is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in August: high temperatures in Highlands hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Highlands

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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, thentry to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Highlands to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Fun & Games Tours Museums

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Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, appreciate the views at Pearson's Falls and Glen, and then identify plant and animal life at DuPont State Recreational Forest. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Boone.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline, Pearson's Falls and Glen
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Zipline
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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nights
Boone

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain, and then look for gifts at Mast General Store. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then stroll around The Valle Crucis Community Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Boone trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Asheville in August: high temperatures in Boone hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Boone

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faith Chapel, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and finally get outside with Georgia Adventure Sports. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Horton House, kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jekyll Island trip planner.

Fly from Boone to Jekyll Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Jekyll Island is somewhat warmer than Boone - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jekyll Island Trail System ©
Jekyll Island Trail System
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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