7 days in Jacksonville & Asheville Itinerary

7 days in Jacksonville & Asheville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina attractions planner

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Jacksonville
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Jacksonville

— 1 night
Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. On the 8th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Lynwood Park Zoo, then go for a walk through Lejeune Memorial Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Soundside Park, stop by Topsail Island Trading Company, and then take a leisurely stroll along Surf City Pier.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville holiday planner.

New York City to Jacksonville is an approximately 9-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Asheville

— 5 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Dollywood (in Pigeon Forge), Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (in Gatlinburg) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Rockefeller Memorial & Chimneys Picnic Area). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip planner.

You can drive from Jacksonville to Asheville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in August; daily highs in Asheville reach 82°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips