5 days in Asheville & Charleston Itinerary

5 days in Asheville & Charleston Itinerary

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get some cultural insight at Tennessee Homemade Wines and New Morning Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Noah Bud Ogle Cabin (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Sugarlands Distilling Company (in Gatlinburg) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planning site.

Los Angeles to Asheville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 70°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, and then take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charleston day trip tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, Charleston is a bit warmer than Asheville - with highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips