5 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

5 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

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5 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Lenoir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  6​h
End: Cincinnati


1
night
Lenoir

Lenoir ©
Lenoir is a city in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lenoir Greenway.

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Cincinnati to Lenoir is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in Lenoir are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Lenoir

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Morganton, South Mountains State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lenoir Greenway ©
Lenoir Greenway
Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill ©
Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill
South Mountains State Park ©
South Mountains State Park

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Popular historic sites such as Biltmore Estate and Cathedral Of All Souls are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica of Saint Lawrence and New Morning Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Grandad's Apples, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, take a stroll through Asheville Drum Circle, and look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Asheville road trip tool .

You can drive from Lenoir to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

Hendersonville
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery