9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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1
Boone
— 1 night
2
Asheville
— 4 nights
3
Cherokee
— 3 nights

1
night
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then look for gifts at Mast General Store, then learn about winemaking at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor, then explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appalachian Mountain Brewery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boone vacation planner.

Charlotte to Boone is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in October: high temperatures in Boone hover around 64°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, Mast General Store
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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store
Flat Top Manor ©
Flat Top Manor

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visit Biltmore and Biltmore Village for their historical value. Head to New Morning Gallery and St.Claire Artfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Blue Spiral 1, get a taste of the local shopping with American Folk Art & Framing, see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center, and wander the streets of River Arts District.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Boone to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Boone in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Asheville, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
The Folk Art Center ©
The Folk Art Center

3
nights
Cherokee

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.
Get some cultural insight at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Oconaluftee Indian Village. Let the collections at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Mountain Farm Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherokee: Waynesville (Sutton and Son's Antiques & Barber Orchard Fruitstand) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., and try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cherokee trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Asheville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cherokee are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Clingmans Dome
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum

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