10 days in Fort Lauderdale, North Carolina & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

10 days in Fort Lauderdale, North Carolina & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Fort Lauderdale
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Asheville
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Bryson City
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Pigeon Forge
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Fort Lauderdale

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Explore Fort Lauderdale's surroundings by going to Miami Beach (Lincoln Road, South Beach, &more) and Miami (Walking tours, Lock & Load Miami, &more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc..

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Fort Lauderdale. In July, daytime highs in Fort Lauderdale are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Colin's Creatures, then get engrossed in the history at Biltmore, and finally get outside with Brookside Guides.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Fort Lauderdale to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 84°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Santeetlah Lake, then head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Jump Off Trail and then stroll through Middle Prong Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryson City online journey builder.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Ramsey Cascades (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Sat) at Dollywood. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Pigeon Forge takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pigeon Forge when traveling from Bryson City in July, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.