Been working on my summer road trip with my 17 year old son. Tweaks and help is most appreciated.
Here's what I got so far.
Fly to Charlotte. Drive to Ashville for evening with relatives.
Day 2 - Drive to Townsend where we are staying two nights. Seems quieter and less touristy. What do people know about driving the back way to Townsend ( going south from Cherokee and ultimately up 129 ) The guy at the hotel said this is an incredible drive. Can some one help route me that way and tell me if it's too long and/or worth it to try. The talk about it as great for motorcycles...is it good for car driving?
Day 3-4. Two days hiking and driving in the Park. Stay in Gatlinburg our third night there.
Day 5 - White water rafting near Gatlinburg and then drive back to Ashville.
Day 6 - Drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway ( Grandfather's mountain/more ) to Boone, NC
Day 7 - Drive from Boone back to Charlotte to fly out.
We don't mind driving and exploring, that's the adventure. None of these drives seem to outrageous.
Additional thoughts welcome!!!