9 days in Asheville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

9 days in Asheville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Asheville
— 4 nights
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visit Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and Basilica of Saint Lawrence for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Folk Art Center and Downtown Asheville Art District. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards & Elijah Mountain Gem Mine), Looking Glass Falls (in Pisgah Forest) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville online itinerary planner.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Asheville, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Looking Glass Falls, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
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Looking Glass Falls ©
Looking Glass Falls
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Bush's Beans Visitor Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Guinness World Records Adventure. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Townsend (Tuckaleechee Caverns & Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing), Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: hike along Chimney Tops Trail, stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
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Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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