5 days in Charlotte, Lake Lure & Asheville Itinerary

5 days in Charlotte, Lake Lure & Asheville Itinerary

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5 days in Charlotte, Lake Lure & Asheville Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Charlotte
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lake Lure
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trek along Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte route planner.

Philadelphia to Charlotte is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in November: highs in Charlotte hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lake Lure.

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway ©
Little Sugar Creek Greenway

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Lake Lure

Lake Lure ©
Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bearwallow Mountain and then take in the views from Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lake Lure trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Charlotte to Lake Lure in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. November in Lake Lure sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors Parks Trails

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Bearwallow Mountain
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Lake Lure Flowering Bridge ©
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, then look for gifts at New Morning Gallery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at One World Brewing. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataloochee Valley, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Of All Souls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asheville vacation app .

Getting from Lake Lure to Asheville by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cataloochee Valley
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas
Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Reed Gold Mine, then stroll through Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, and then shop like a local with SouthPark.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Side Trips

Belmont Historic District, Reed Gold Mine
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SouthPark ©
SouthPark
Reed Gold Mine ©
Reed Gold Mine

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