31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Asheville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Little Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Roan Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lexington
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Rodanthe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Corolla
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Seattle

6
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sugarland Cellars and Fowler's Clay Works. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Max Patch (in Hot Springs) and Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains). There's still lots to do: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, do a tasting at Hillside Winery, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

Plan my day in Gatlinburg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Seattle to Gatlinburg is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Max Patch, Hillside Winery, Bald River Falls, Mill Bridge Winery
Highlights from your plan
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

6
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get some historical perspective at Biltmore and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grovewood Village and Asheville Drum Circle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain), Dry Falls (in Highlands) and Vessel (in Hendersonville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, trek along Craggy Gardens, see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip maker website .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Asheville are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Little Switzerland.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Dry Falls, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Swannanoa Valley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

5
nights
Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland ©
Welcome to Little Switzerland, NC – a summer colony high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Get outdoors at Grandfather Mountain and Mount Mitchell State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and E.H. Sloop Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Little Switzerland: Pisgah National Forest (in Pisgah Forest), Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail (in Damascus) and Flat Top Manor (in Blowing Rock). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Emerald Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Little Switzerland holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Little Switzerland takes 1.5 hours. October in Little Switzerland sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Roan Mountain.

Things to do in Little Switzerland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, E.H. Sloop Chapel, Pisgah National Forest, Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, Mount Mitchell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Village ©
Emerald Village
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest

1
night
Roan Mountain

Roan Mountain ©
Roan Mountain is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carter County, Tennessee, United States. On the 19th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Roan Mountain State Park and then head outdoors with Elk River Falls.

Find out how to plan Roan Mountain trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Little Switzerland to Roan Mountain by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Roan Mountain are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Roan Mountain

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Elk River Falls
Highlights from your plan
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park
Elk River Falls ©
Elk River Falls

4
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Pilot Mountain State Park and Hanging Rock State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Tanglewood Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: JOLO Winery & Vineyards (in Pilot Mountain), Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery (in Ronda) and Shelton Vineyards (in Dobson). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Reynolda House Museum of American Art and do a tasting at Native Vines Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lexington trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Roan Mountain to Lexington takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Winston Salem, Shelton Vineyards, JOLO Winery & Vineyards, Pilot Mountain State Park, Hanging Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pilot Mountain State Park ©
Pilot Mountain State Park
Old Salem Museums & Gardens ©
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park

1
night
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ocracoke trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Lexington to Ocracoke in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ocracoke when traveling from Lexington in October, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Buxton.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

1
night
Buxton, Hatteras Island

Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Buxton trip maker app .

Drive from Ocracoke to Buxton in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Buxton can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Buxton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

1
night
Rodanthe

Rodanthe ©
Rodanthe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rodanthe journey planner.

Rodanthe is just a stone's throw from Buxton. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Buxton in October since evenings lows in Rodanthe dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carova Beach and Currituck Beach. Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Corolla side-trips: Buffalo City Exhibit (in Manteo) and Nags Head (Jockey's Ridge State Park & Bodie Island Lighthouse). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Whalehead Club, take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rodanthe to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manteo, Nags Head, Duck, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

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