8 days in Asheville & Brevard County Itinerary

8 days in Asheville & Brevard County Itinerary

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8 days in Asheville & Brevard County Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Asheville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Titusville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Melbourne Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visit Biltmore Estate and Basilica of Saint Lawrence for their historical value. Get outdoors at Grotto Falls Trail and Grandfather Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Laurel Falls, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village and take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville online tour itinerary maker .

Philadelphia to Asheville is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Asheville when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Titusville.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Grandfather Mountain
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Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

1
night
Titusville

Titusville ©
America's "Space City," Titusville sits on the Indian River, just west of Kennedy Space Center, the origin point of every NASA human space flight since 1968.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame, then identify plant and animal life at Canaveral National Seashore, and then kick back and relax at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Titusville trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Asheville to Titusville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in August, expect Titusville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne Beach.

Things to do in Titusville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore
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Canaveral National Seashore ©
Canaveral National Seashore

2
nights
Melbourne Beach

Melbourne Beach ©
Melbourne Beach is a town in Brevard County, Florida. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Brevard Zoo, then stop by Ron Jon Surf Shop, and finally choose your vessel at Black Dog Bait and Tackle. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Barrier Island Sanctuary and then admire the majestic nature at Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne Beach tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Titusville to Melbourne Beach takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Melbourne, Ron Jon Surf Shop
Highlights from your plan
Brevard Zoo ©
Brevard Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sebastian Inlet State Park ©
Sebastian Inlet State Park

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