3 days in Asheville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

3 days in Asheville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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3 days in Asheville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  4​h
1
Asheville
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Durham

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night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Sri Somesvara Temple has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Somesvara Temple, and finally take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Biltmore and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary builder website .

Durham to Asheville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In November in Asheville, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Sri Somesvara Temple
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Room Escape Games

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night
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. November in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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