8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Midlothian
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Powhatan
— 1 night
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Roanoke
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Emerald Isle
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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Highlands
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Columbia
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Midlothian

Midlothian ©
Midlothian, Virginia is an unincorporated town in Chesterfield County, Virginia, U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Midlothian online trip planner.

Washington DC to Midlothian is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Powhatan.

Things to do in Midlothian

Museums

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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Powhatan

Powhatan ©
Powhatan is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Powhatan County, Virginia, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Chadwick & Son Orchids and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Powhatan State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Powhatan trip itinerary tool.

Powhatan is just a stone's throw from Midlothian. October in Powhatan sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Powhatan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Powhatan State Park ©
Powhatan State Park
Chadwick & Son Orchids ©
Chadwick & Son Orchids

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Roanoke

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll around Mill Mountain Star & Park and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Roanoke road trip planner.

Drive from Powhatan to Roanoke in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Roanoke are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Emerald Isle.

Things to do in Roanoke

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park

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Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle ©
Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at The Point, look for gifts at Wings Beachwear, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Emerald Isle attractions tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Roanoke to Emerald Isle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Roanoke in October since evenings lows in Emerald Isle dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Emerald Isle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
The Point ©
The Point
Wings Beachwear ©
Wings Beachwear

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, then examine the collection at Biltmore, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Emerald Isle to Asheville. Traveling from Emerald Isle in October, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings ©
St.Claire Art ©
St.Claire Art

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg day trip app.

Drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Wineries
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Zipline

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Highlands

Highlands
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 7th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Highlands online vacation planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Highlands in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gatlinburg in October since evenings lows in Highlands dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Whiteside Mountain
Whiteside Mountain
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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Columbia

Columbia ©

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Columbia road trip planning app.

You can drive from Highlands to Columbia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Highlands in October: high temperatures in Columbia hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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