8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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Pisgah Forest
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Waynesville
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Linville Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Fancy Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Roanoke
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
End: Shenandoah National Park

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Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at WNC Military History Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sliding Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Looking Glass Falls.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Pisgah Forest trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Pisgah Forest is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Atlanta in October, expect Pisgah Forest to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Waynesville.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

WNC Military History Museum
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Looking Glass Falls ©
Looking Glass Falls
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock
WNC Military History Museum ©
WNC Military History Museum

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Waynesville

Waynesville ©
Waynesville is a town in and the county seat of Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Barber Orchard Fruitstand, see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then explore the fascinating landscape at The Strand at 38 Main, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Waynesville trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Pisgah Forest to Waynesville takes 1.5 hours. In October in Waynesville, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Waynesville

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Barber Orchard Fruitstand ©
Barber Orchard Fruitstand
The Strand at 38 Main ©
The Strand at 38 Main

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 28th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, do a tasting at Biltmore, and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville vacation builder site .

You can drive from Waynesville to Asheville in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Linville Falls.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Room Escape Games
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

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night
Linville Falls

Linville Falls ©
Linville Falls is an unincorporated community at the junction of Avery, Burke, and McDowell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Linville Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Linville Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at E.H. Sloop Chapel, and finally admire the sheer force of Bobby McLean Memorial Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Linville Falls day trip site .

Getting from Asheville to Linville Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fancy Gap.

Things to do in Linville Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bobby McLean Memorial Park, E.H. Sloop Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Linville Gorge ©
Linville Gorge
E.H. Sloop Chapel ©
E.H. Sloop Chapel

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Fancy Gap

Fancy Gap ©
Fancy Gap is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carroll County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Fancy Gap Pottery and Fabric Outlet and then experience rural life at Peaceful Heart Alpacas.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Fancy Gap route planner .

Traveling by car from Linville Falls to Fancy Gap takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Linville Falls in October, expect nights in Fancy Gap to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Fancy Gap

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fancy Gap Pottery and Fabric Outlet ©
Peaceful Heart Alpacas ©
Peaceful Heart Alpacas

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Roanoke

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 31st (Thu), look for gifts at Chocolatepaper, walk around Mill Mountain Star & Park, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Roanoke using our trip planner.

You can drive from Fancy Gap to Roanoke in 2 hours. In October in Roanoke, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Roanoke

Tours Parks Shopping
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
Chocolatepaper ©
Chocolatepaper

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): gain insight at Virginia Military Institute, contemplate the long history of Lee Chapel and Museum, then look for gifts at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military Memorabilia.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Lexington takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Roanoke in October, you will find days in Lexington are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Virginia Military Institute ©
Virginia Military Institute
Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery ©
Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Lexington to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Lexington in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Shenandoah National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls

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