9 days in Asheville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

9 days in Asheville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Asheville
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Gatlinburg
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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.
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: Looking Glass Falls (in Pisgah Forest), DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain) and Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards & Elijah Mountain Gem Mine). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Western North Carolina Nature Center, and appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bush's Beans Visitor Center and Old Forge Distillery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville) and Townsend (Tuckaleechee Caverns & Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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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