8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cherokee
— 2 nights
2
Highlands
— 1 night
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
4
Blowing Rock
— 1 night

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, thensee the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cherokee trip itinerary builder website.

Nashville to Cherokee is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Cherokee when traveling from Nashville in March, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, thentake in the awesome beauty at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Highlands trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cherokee to Highlands by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Whiteside Mountain
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step out of Asheville with an excursion to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Biltmore, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Asheville trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Highlands to Asheville takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

1
night
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 27th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, stroll through Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Blowing Rock online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Asheville in March: highs in Blowing Rock hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

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