8 days in Asheville, Pigeon Forge & Charlotte Itinerary

8 days in Asheville, Pigeon Forge & Charlotte Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights

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Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

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Charlotte to Asheville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Mon) at Dollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Pigeon Forge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Charlotte.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

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.
U.S. National Whitewater Center has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Charlotte trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Charlotte in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Charlotte sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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