3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains trip planner

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Chimney Rock
— 1 day
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Valle Crucis
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Chimney Rock

— 1 day
Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get great views at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, then stop by Broad River Gems & Mining Co., and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chimney Rock online route planner.

New York City to Chimney Rock is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Chimney Rock, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Chimney Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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Valle Crucis

— 1 night
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. You've now added Dutch Creek Trails to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Otter Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, then stop by Mast General Store, and finally trot along with Dutch Creek Trails.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Valle Crucis trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Chimney Rock to Valle Crucis in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chimney Rock in April, with highs in Valle Crucis at 62°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Nantahala on the Fly.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bryson City tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Valle Crucis to Bryson City takes 3 hours. Traveling from Valle Crucis in April, expect nights in Bryson City to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

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North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.