12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
4
Wilmington
— 3 nights
5
Raleigh
— 1 night

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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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville visit planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
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 6th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

2
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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas
Highlights from your plan
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Food Tours
Spas

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Step out of Wilmington to go to Kure Beach and see North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, step aboard Battleship North Carolina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens.

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Fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in March, with highs in Wilmington at 65°F and lows at 42°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, The Veggie Wagon, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art and then immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh trip planner.

Drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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