7 days in North Carolina & Nashville Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina & Nashville Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hartford

1
night
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla online route builder .

Hartford to Corolla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hartford in October: high temperatures in Corolla hover around 76°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Corolla

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jockey's Ridge State Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Off-Road Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

3
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, and stop by Smith Creek Moonshine.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Corolla to Nashville by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then do a tasting at Biltmore.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Asheville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Asheville. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in October, with highs in Asheville at 70°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Room Escape Games

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