8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Valle Crucis
— 2 nights
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
3
Cherokee
— 2 nights

2
nights
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. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Otter Falls, identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain, thenlook for gifts at Rivercross Made in USA, and finally trot along with Dutch Creek Trails.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Valle Crucis trip planner.

Louisville to Valle Crucis is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Louisville in May: high temperatures in Valle Crucis hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cherokee National Forest, Dutch Creek Trails, Otter Falls, Grandfather Mountain
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Dutch Creek Trails ©
Dutch Creek Trails
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest
The Valle Crucis Community Park ©
The Valle Crucis Community Park

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Lake Lure to see Zipline about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Biltmore, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

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

You can drive from Valle Crucis to Asheville in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Valle Crucis in June: highs in Asheville hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Bust Your Butt Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee trip planner.

Drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Highlands, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©

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