9 days in Roanoke & Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

9 days in Roanoke & Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

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Roanoke
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Roanoke

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church and Mabry Mill. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Natural Bridge State Park will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roanoke: Virginia Safari Park (in Natural Bridge), National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford) and Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury). It doesn't end there: stroll through Mill Mountain Star & Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Roanoke trip planner.

Providence to Roanoke is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Roanoke can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get outdoors at Zipline and The North Carolina Arboretum. Get some historical perspective at Biltmore and Grovewood Village. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, stop by Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at The Folk Art Center.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Asheville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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