5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains vacation planner

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Brevard
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 1 night
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Brevard

— 2 nights
Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine and Mountain Play Lodge. Kids will enjoy Hands On! Children's Museum and Looking Glass Rock. Explore Brevard's surroundings by going to Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab (in Hendersonville), Bald Rock Heritage Preserve (in Cleveland) and Jones Gap State Park (in Marietta). There's more to do: look for gifts at O.P. Taylor's.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brevard trip planner.

Durham to Brevard is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. March in Brevard sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Brevard

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

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Cherokee

— 1 night

Trails of Legends and Adventures

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.
On the 1st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stroll around Oconaluftee Islands Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip planning app.

Drive from Brevard to Cherokee in 2 hours. March in Cherokee sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Blowing Rock

— 1 night
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 2nd (Fri), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, go deep underground at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, and then admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Blowing Rock in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cherokee in April, you will find days in Blowing Rock are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature

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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.