8 days in Asheville, Charlotte & Sarasota Itinerary

8 days in Asheville, Charlotte & Sarasota Itinerary

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Charlotte
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Sarasota
— 4 nights
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Asheville — 3 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, then get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville online trip itinerary maker.

Salt Lake City to Asheville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.
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Charlotte

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlotte online attractions planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. September in Charlotte sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sarasota.
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Sarasota — 4 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarasota: Duncan McClellan Gallery (in St. Petersburg) and Clearwater Beach (in Clearwater). There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a taste of the local shopping with St. Armands Circle, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take an in-depth tour of The Ringling.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sarasota day trip app.

You can fly from Charlotte to Sarasota in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Sarasota is a bit warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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