11 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

11 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asheville & The Foothills trip itinerary maker

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Linville Falls
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Sapphire
— 3 nights
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Hendersonville
— 1 night
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Linville Falls

— 2 nights
Linville Falls is an unincorporated community at the junction of Avery, Burke, and McDowell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. You'll explore and learn at Benjamin Walls Gallery and Mica Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Caldwell Arts Council and Linville Falls Winery. Explore Linville Falls' surroundings by going to Crimson Laurel Gallery (in Bakersville), Zephyr Antiques (in Abingdon) and Mountain Dog (in Foscoe). There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Downtown Hickory Farmers Market and pause for some serene contemplation at E.H. Sloop Chapel.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Linville Falls trip itinerary maker site.

Charlotte to Linville Falls is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Charlotte in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Linville Falls, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Linville Falls

Shopping · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For shopping fun, head to Fowler's Clay Works or New Morning Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Biltmore and Ariel Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Waynesville (Barber Orchard Fruitstand & Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery), Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops (in Dillsboro) and Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Philip DeAngelo Studio, view the masterpieces at Blue Spiral 1, and wander the streets of River Arts District.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip planning website.

Getting from Linville Falls to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Asheville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sapphire.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sapphire

— 3 nights
Sapphire is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Elizabeth Ellison Gallery and Hickory Flat Pottery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mark of the Potter and The Bascom. Explore Sapphire's surroundings by going to Hightower Creek Vineyards (in Hiawassee), Clayton (Noble Wine Cellar & Main Street Gallery) and The American Museum of the House Cat (in Sylva). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at A Jones Company, view the masterpieces at The Cottage Craftsman, shop like a local with Pincu Pottery, and learn about winemaking at 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm.

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Drive from Asheville to Sapphire in 1.5 hours. In September in Sapphire, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Sapphire

Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Hendersonville

— 1 night
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, then take in the exciting artwork at Heartwood Contemporary Crafts Gallery, and finally do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hendersonville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sapphire to Hendersonville in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Wineries · Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips