8 days in Bethany Beach, Asheville & Charlotte Itinerary

8 days in Bethany Beach, Asheville & Charlotte Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Bethany Beach
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Charlotte

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Bethany Beach

— 3 nights
Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. On the 11th (Tue), kick back and relax at Bethany Beach, look for gifts at Bethany Beach Books, then trek along Bethany Beach Boardwalk, and finally snap pictures at Indian River Inlet Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): play a few rounds at The Links at Lighthouse Sound, take a leisurely stroll along Fenwick Boardwalk, then admire the majestic nature at Fenwick Island State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dewey Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bethany Beach online route planner.

Charlotte to Bethany Beach is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: highs in Bethany Beach hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Bethany Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, &more), Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine (in Pigeon Forge) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, kick your exploration up a notch at Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, stop by Asheville Bee Charmer, and get a tailor-made plan with BREW-ed.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asheville road trip planning tool.

Drive from Bethany Beach to Asheville in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Charlotte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve and then get interesting insight from U.S. National Whitewater Center.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Charlotte road trip tool.

Getting from Asheville to Charlotte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Asheville, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Charlotte, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip