9 days in Lexington, Asheville & The Foothills & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in Lexington, Asheville & The Foothills & Nashville Itinerary

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9 days in Lexington, Asheville & The Foothills & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Evansville
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Evansville

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Louisville (Kentucky Derby Museum & Louisville Mega Cavern) and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (in Cincinnati). The adventure continues: try to win big at Keeneland, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington tour itinerary builder tool .

Evansville to Lexington is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Louisville, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Room Escape Games

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 (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

Plan a Asheville trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daytime highs in Asheville are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Room Escape Games
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nashville holiday planner .

Drive from Asheville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Nashville is minus 1 hour. March in Nashville sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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