4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains trip itinerary builder

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Asheville
— 1 night
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Valle Crucis
— 1 night
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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Western North Carolina Nature Center, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Asheville road trip app.

Fort Lauderdale to Asheville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, with highs in Asheville at 82°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Scenic Drive

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Valle Crucis

— 1 night
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Dutch Creek Trails has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandfather Mountain, then look for gifts at Mast General Store, and then take a pleasant ride with Dutch Creek Trails.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Valle Crucis trip builder tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Valle Crucis in 2 hours. Traveling from Asheville in August, things will get little chillier in Valle Crucis: highs are around 76°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

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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 8th (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bryson City trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Valle Crucis to Bryson City in 3 hours. When traveling from Valle Crucis in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Bryson City, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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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.