7 days in Louisville, Gatlinburg & Asheville Itinerary

7 days in Louisville, Gatlinburg & Asheville Itinerary

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7 days in Louisville, Gatlinburg & Asheville Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

1
night
Louisville

Louisville
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Louisville day trip planning app .

Saint Louis to Louisville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

Make your Gatlinburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Louisville to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Mount LeConte
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visiting The North Carolina Arboretum and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Asheville Drum Circle.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Asheville day trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Asheville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Parks
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River Rafting & Tubing
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

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