8 days in Virginia, North Carolina & Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Virginia, North Carolina & Tennessee Itinerary

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1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights

2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): paddle through the water with Ocean Eagle Kayak Adventures, admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Owl Creek, whizz through the canopy at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach sightseeing planner.

Monroe to Virginia Beach is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Monroe in August: highs in Virginia Beach hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium ©
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Biltmore, learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, and then kick your exploration up a notch at French Broad Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and then get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Asheville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in August, plan for little chillier nights in Asheville, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, French Broad Adventures
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cosby Picnic Area & Clingmans Dome). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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