21 days in Asheville, New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

21 days in Asheville, New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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21 days in Asheville, New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Asheville
1
Asheville
— 14 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Asheville

14
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery & Sweet Peas & Ivy), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Middle Prong Trail, Cosby Picnic Area, & more) and Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Sugarlands Distilling Company, & more). Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Dollywood, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, identify plant and animal life at Lake Conestee Nature Park, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip builder .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Asheville Regional Airport, Greenville Spartanburg International Airport and Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport. February in Asheville sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Lake Conestee Nature Park
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St.Claire Art ©
St.Claire Art
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center and then don't miss a visit to Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Asheville to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Asheville in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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