9 days in Asheville, Cherokee & Bryson City Itinerary

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Asheville
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Cherokee
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Bryson City
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Asheville — 1 day

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Biltmore has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Biltmore and then examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planning website.

Chapel Hill to Asheville is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.
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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.
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, and then look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cherokee trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. March in Cherokee sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Bryson City.
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Bryson City — 7 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fontana Dam & Visitors Center, Sliding Rock, Miles Through Time Automotive Museum, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryson City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (in Gatlinburg) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Newfound Gap Road, Clingmans Dome, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Three Waterfalls Hike, shop like a local with The Charles Heath Gallery, and head outdoors with Nantahala on the Fly.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip itinerary planning site.

Bryson City is very close to Cherokee. In April, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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