8 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

8 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

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8 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso, Florida
Fly + Drive:  5 h
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Valparaiso, Florida


Morganton ©
Morganton is a city in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Catawba River Greenway, then head outdoors with Thermal Valley, then walk around T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Morganton trip itinerary website .

Valparaiso to Morganton is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Morganton due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Valparaiso in December; daily highs in Morganton reach 54°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Morganton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lenoir, Linville Caverns, Linville Gorge, Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area
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Linville Gorge ©
Linville Gorge
Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area ©
T.H. Broyhill Walking Park ©
T.H. Broyhill Walking Park


Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Hendersonville (Bearwallow Mountain, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, & more), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Morganton to Asheville in an hour. December in Asheville sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Zipline, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Biltmore ©
Room Escape Games
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company