11 days in Asheville, Charleston & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in Asheville, Charleston & Nashville Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Subway + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  6 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Grovewood Village, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk. On the next day, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, then examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

To find out how to plan a trip to Asheville, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco to Asheville is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Asheville is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect Asheville to be slightly colder, temps between 58°F and 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Asheville Pinball Museum ©
Asheville Pinball Museum

4
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Boone Hall Plantation and The Charleston Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Edisto Island (With These Hands Gallery, Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and learn about all things military at The Citadel Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charleston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Asheville in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 66°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Edisto Island, Boone Hall Plantation
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Boone Hall Plantation ©
Boone Hall Plantation

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
RCA Studio B and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lotz House Museum and Cheekwood. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (David Arms Gallery & Carter House). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, stop by Downtown Franklin, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville, and admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Nashville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
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Cheekwood ©
Cheekwood
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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