11 days in Asheville, Charleston & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in Asheville, Charleston & Nashville Itinerary

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork 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.

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San Francisco to Asheville is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. 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 · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 4 nights
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 Nathaniel Russell House and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. 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, learn more about the world around you at The Charleston Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and learn about all things military at The Citadel Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, 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 take a bus. 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 · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Lotz House Museum and Cheekwood will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Franklin and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (David Arms Gallery & Carter House). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville vacation maker site.

Fly from Charleston to Nashville in 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Charleston in April since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 49°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip