9 days in Brunswick & North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

9 days in Brunswick & North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Brunswick
— 3 nights
2
Sapphire
— 1 night
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
4
Valle Crucis
— 1 night

3
nights
Brunswick

Brunswick ©
Brunswick is a city in and the county seat of Glynn County, Georgia, United States. Get some historical perspective at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation and Christ Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amelia Island Historic District and Horton House. Venture out of the city with trips to Fernandina Beach (in Amelia Island), Amelia Island Museum of History (in Fernandina Beach) and Georgia Peach World (in Townsend). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at East Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faith Chapel, steep yourself in history at Fort King George State Historic Site, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brunswick trip planner.

New York City to Brunswick is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Brunswick: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sapphire.

Things to do in Brunswick

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island, Amelia Island, Jekyll Island, Fort King George State Historic Site, Georgia Peach World
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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation ©
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

1
night
Sapphire

Sapphire ©
Sapphire is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Whitewater Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Gorges State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sapphire online travel route planner.

You can drive from Brunswick to Sapphire in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Brunswick in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sapphire, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Sapphire

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Whiteside Mountain
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Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Gorges State Park ©
Gorges State Park

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pisgah National Forest and Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Head to Grovewood Village and Blue Spiral 1for plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Max Patch (in Hot Springs) and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (in Flat Rock). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sapphire to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sapphire in May, you will find days in Asheville are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Pisgah National Forest, Max Patch, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
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Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site ©

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Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. On the 16th (Sat), take a pleasant ride with Vx3 Trail Rides, steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor, and then stop by Mast General Store.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Valle Crucis trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Valle Crucis in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Asheville in May: highs in Valle Crucis hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blowing Rock
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Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Flat Top Manor ©
Flat Top Manor
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

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