18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Blue Ridge
— 3 nights
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Highlands
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Carolina Beach
— 3 nights
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Hartville
— 2 nights
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Blue Ridge

— 3 nights

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Head to Skylake Galleries and Blue Ridge Olive Oil Companyfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Old Jail Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Murphy (Fields of the Wood & Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino), Helen (The Willows Pottery, Anna Ruby Falls, &more) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on The Lost Sea Adventure, brush up on your military savvy at Tabor House and Civil War Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge attractions planning site.

Detroit to Blue Ridge is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in November, with highs in Blue Ridge at 63°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlands

— 2 nights
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Mark of the Potter, then view the masterpieces at Hickory Flat Pottery, and then view the masterpieces at Main Street Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at A Jones Company, then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Falls, then learn about winemaking at 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Sky Valley Overlook.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Highlands driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Highlands takes 2 hours. Traveling from Blue Ridge in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 32°F in Highlands. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Highlands

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cherokee

— 2 nights

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 12th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Barber Orchard Fruitstand, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then take in the exciting artwork at Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, then stop by Dogwood Crafters, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with It's By Nature.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cherokee travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Highlands to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. November in Cherokee sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Asheville

— 5 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grovewood Village and Biltmore Village. Shop till you drop at New Morning Gallery and St.Claire Art. Change things up with a short trip to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, shop like a local with River Arts District, view the masterpieces at Center for Craft, and explore the world behind art at Downtown Asheville Art District.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asheville online visit planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Carolina Beach.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Carolina Beach

— 3 nights
Carolina Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area will appeal to history buffs. Head to The Hoarders and The Veggie Wagonfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Carolina Beach with a short trip to The Point in Oak Island, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, learn more about the world around you at Federal Point History Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carolina Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carolina Beach tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Carolina Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Carolina Beach is somewhat warmer than Asheville - with highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hartville.

Things to do in Carolina Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hartville

— 2 nights
Hartville is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at National Packard Museum and then stop by AAA I-76 Antique Mall. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, then go for a walk through Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Studio Arts & Glass.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hartville trip maker site.

You can drive from Carolina Beach to Hartville in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carolina Beach in November, expect Hartville to be little chillier, temps between 51°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hartville

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.