From Waynesville, Knoxville is 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the northwest, while Charlotte is approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the east.
North Carolina Mountains is a firm fixture on the tourist trail, which means getting around is easy. Make sure you leave yourself some time to explore the numerous scenic and cultural wonders the region has to offer. Cherokee, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Leicester, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest of Waynesville are worth a visit too.
Cherokee is approximately 19 miles (31 kilometers) from Waynesville. This center offers a number of interesting attractions, including Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Eastern Cherokee Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs and Clingmans Dome. Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama and Harrahs Cherokee Casino are just a sample of the other interesting attractions in Cherokee.
If you're seeking a break from sightseeing, why not take advantage of a local watersport? Rafting and swimming are available within the region. Don't leave the area without seeing it from a completely new perspective. There are a few great options for paragliding.
For those who intend on traveling by air, take into account that the handiest major airport is Asheville Regional Airport, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Waynesville.