5 days in Mobile, Asheville & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Mobile, Asheville & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Mobile, Asheville & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Mobile
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 18th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Mobile Police History Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mobile day trip planning website .

Houston to Mobile is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for little chillier days in Mobile, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums
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Mobile Police History Museum ©
Mobile Police History Museum

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Fowler's Clay Works. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Sugarlands Distilling Company (in Gatlinburg) and Ramsey Cascades (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Of All Souls.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Mobile to Asheville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mobile to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mobile in August, with highs in Asheville at 82°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Blue Ridge Pkwy, River Rafting & Tubing, Zipline, Ramsey Cascades
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Asheville to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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