8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 day
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Chicago to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Scenic Drive
Skyline Drive
4.7

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Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Read Mountain Preserve, then get outside with Salem Red Sox, and then stroll through Mill Mountain Star & Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Roanoke day trip planning site.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Roanoke by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Roanoke, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Wildlife Area
Read Mountain Preserve
4.4
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Outdoor Activity
Salem Red Sox
4.5

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on High Mountain Expeditions, explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blowing Rock Brewery. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get active on the water at Edge of the World.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock trip tool.

Drive from Roanoke to Blowing Rock in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Roanoke in August: high temperatures in Blowing Rock hover around 76°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Zipline
4.9

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Grovewood Village, then sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Asheville online trip maker.

Drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Must see
BREW-ed
4.9
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Art Gallery
Grovewood Village
4.7

2
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, trek along Grotto Falls Parking, then take a pleasant ride with Sugarland Riding Stables, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg tour builder site.

Getting from Asheville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Roaring Fork
4.8

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