8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Highlands
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Brevard
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Pisgah Forest
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Burnsville
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Linville
— 1 night
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Pilot Mountain
— 1 day
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Blue Ridge
— 1 night
Drive to Roanokeā€“Blacksburg Regional Airport, Fly to Tampa

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Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Highlands online travel route planner.

Tampa to Highlands is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in September; daily highs in Highlands reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and finally trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Highlands to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Brevard.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Brevard

Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. On the 9th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Connestee Falls, brush up on your military savvy at WNC Military History Museum, and then go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine.

Discover how to plan a Brevard trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Brevard. September in Brevard sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Brevard

Nature · Parks · Museums

Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pisgah Forest online tour itinerary planner.

Pisgah Forest is very close to Brevard. In September, daily temperatures in Pisgah Forest can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Pisgah Forest to Asheville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Asheville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Burnsville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Nature · Parks · Spas

Burnsville

Burnsville is a town in Yancey County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mitchell State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Burnsville route planner.

Getting from Asheville to Burnsville by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Burnsville

Nature · Parks

Linville

— 1 night
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. On the 11th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Bobby McLean Memorial Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Linville trip planner.

Getting from Burnsville to Linville by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Burnsville in September, you will find days in Linville are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pilot Mountain.

Things to do in Linville

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Pilot Mountain

— 1 day
Pilot Mountain is a town in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. On the 12th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Pilot Mountain State Park, do a tasting at JOLO Winery & Vineyards, then see the interesting displays at Beroth Oil & Gas Memorabilia Museum, and finally do a tasting at Divine Llama Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pilot Mountain trip planner.

You can drive from Linville to Pilot Mountain in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Linville in September, things will get a bit warmer in Pilot Mountain: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Pilot Mountain

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Roanoke online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pilot Mountain to Roanoke in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Blue Ridge

— 1 night
Blue Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): experience rural life at Layman Family Farms and then take a peaceful walk through Peaks of Otter Visitor Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge vacation planner.

Blue Ridge is very close to Roanoke. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.