11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
— 8 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
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Jacksonville
— 1 day
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Asheville

— 8 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grovewood Village and Cowpens National Battlefield. Get some cultural insight at Lexington Glassworks and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Russian Chapel Hills Winery (in Columbus), Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery (in Reidville) and Rocky Mount State Historic Site & Museum (in Piney Flats). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Highland Brewing Company, and learn more about the world around you at Gray Fossil Site.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville route planner.

Etowah to Asheville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In April, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg, then get a taste of the local shopping with Paul Murray Gallery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip website.

Drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by Smoky Mountain Cat House and then learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge online attractions planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In April in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Shopping · Wineries

Jacksonville

— 1 day

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see what you can catch with ​​​Fishdaflats Inshore Fishing Charters.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jacksonville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Jacksonville in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in April, expect Jacksonville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.