12 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

12 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

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12 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

Start: White Bear Lake
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Linville Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sapphire
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hendersonville
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: White Bear Lake

1
day
Linville Falls

Linville Falls ©
Linville Falls is an unincorporated community at the junction of Avery, Burke, and McDowell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Linville Gorge and then admire the sheer force of Linville Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Linville Falls vacation maker tool .

White Bear Lake to Linville Falls is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from White Bear Lake, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Linville Falls, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Linville Falls

Nature Parks
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Linville Falls ©
Linville Falls

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): hike along Lovers Leap Loop Trail, trek along Max Patch, and then view the masterpieces at Artisun Gallery and Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: trek along Laurel River Trail and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Start your trip to Hot Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Linville Falls to Hot Springs with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapphire.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Max Patch ©
Max Patch
River Rafting & Tubing
Artisun Gallery & Cafe ©
Artisun Gallery & Cafe

1
night
Sapphire

Sapphire ©
On the 21st (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Gorges State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Whitewater Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sapphire trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Hot Springs to Sapphire with the Route module. June in Sapphire sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Sapphire

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls
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Gorges State Park ©
Gorges State Park
Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls

6
nights
Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pearson's Falls and Glen and Henderson Heritage Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Moore Cove Falls and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hendersonville: Catawba Falls (in Old Fort), Sliding Rock (in Pisgah Forest) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Mast Store, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, take in panoramic vistas at Jump Off Rock, and admire the majestic nature at Jones Gap State Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hendersonville travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Sapphire to Hendersonville takes 1.5 hours. June in Hendersonville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Frankfort.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisgah Forest, Cedar Mountain, Jones Gap State Park, Zipline, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Hands On! Children's Museum ©
Hands On! Children's Museum
Pearson's Falls and Glen ©
Pearson's Falls and Glen
Jones Gap State Park ©
Jones Gap State Park

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