10 days in Rockford & Asheville Itinerary

10 days in Rockford & Asheville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Rockford
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 6 nights
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Rockford

— 3 nights
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Go for a jaunt from Rockford to DeKalb to see Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, steep yourself in history at Midway Village & Museum Center, identify plant and animal life at Severson Dells Nature Center, and walk around Sinnissippi Park.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rockford trip planning tool.

Cedar Rapids to Rockford is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Rockford are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Asheville

— 6 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimneys Picnic Area & Mount LeConte) and Gatlinburg (Hollywood Star Cars Museum, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, and learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner.

You can fly from Rockford to Asheville in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rockford to Asheville is 1 hour. In July in Asheville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips