44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Asheville
— 29 nights
2
Bryson City
— 2 nights
3
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
4
Lake Lure
— 4 nights
5
Mars Hill
— 2 nights
6
Rosman
— 3 nights

29
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Crow & Quill, Jack of the Wood, One World Brewing, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Pigeon Forge (Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, The Island in Pigeon Forge, &more) and Gatlinburg (Sugarlands Distilling Company, Ole Smoky, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, hike along Grotto Falls Parking, look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, and take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asheville day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Asheville. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
River Rafting & Tubing
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

2
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
River Rafting & Tubing has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thenstop by Bryson City Outdoors, and finally admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Cherohala Skyway, examine the collection at Fly fishing Museum of The Southern Appalachians, thenexamine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, thentake an in-depth tour of Swain County Heritage Museum, and finally listen to music at Nantahala Brewing Company Taproom, Smokehouse & Brewery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City online route planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bryson City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Cherokee, Cherohala Skyway
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway
Swain County Heritage Museum ©
Swain County Heritage Museum

3
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. French Broad Adventures has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Carver Orchards & Farm Market, don't miss a visit to Popcorn Sutton Distillary, thenmeet the residents at Brights Zoo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Warriors' Path State Park, make a trip to Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, and then hike along Max Patch.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs holiday planner.

Drive from Bryson City to Hot Springs in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kingsport, Popcorn Sutton Distillary, Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Brights Zoo, French Broad Adventures
Highlights from your plan
French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Brights Zoo ©
Brights Zoo
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium ©
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

4
nights
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Zipline has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Lake Lure Flowering Bridge and The Right Track Toy Train Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Lure: Spartanburg (Hollywild Animal Park & Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve), Hendersonville (Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard & Burntshirt Vineyards) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Justus Orchard, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cowpens National Battlefield, try out the rides at Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, and make a trip to The Peachoid.

Plan a Lake Lure trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Lake Lure in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lake Lure can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mars Hill.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Spartanburg, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Campbell's Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge ©
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard ©
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard

2
nights
Mars Hill

Mars Hill ©
Mars Hill is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline. On the 10th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Pisgah National Forest, thenget interesting insight from Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline, and then look for gifts at Echoview Fiber Mill.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mars Hill trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Lure to Mars Hill takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rosman.

Things to do in Mars Hill

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline, River Rafting & Tubing, Echoview Fiber Mill, Pisgah National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
River Rafting & Tubing
Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline ©

3
nights
Rosman

Rosman
Rosman is a town in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures. Explore Rosman's surroundings by going to Cleveland (Bald Rock Heritage Preserve & Wildcat Wayside Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Table Rock State Park, and explore the activities along Lake Jocassee.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rosman sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mars Hill to Rosman in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Rosman

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleveland, Table Rock State Park, Lake Jocassee, Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls
Highlights from your plan
Caesars Head State Park
Caesars Head State Park
Lake Jocassee ©
Lake Jocassee
Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures ©
Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures

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