9 days in Roanoke & Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

9 days in Roanoke & Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

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Roanoke
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Roanoke
— 2 nights
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Roanoke

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 9th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Bottom Creek Gorge, delve into the lush surroundings at George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, and then identify plant and animal life at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Read Mountain Preserve, then relax in the rural setting at Jeter Farm, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Roanoke tour itinerary planning app.

Philadelphia to Roanoke is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Roanoke can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Asheville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Read Mountain Preserve ©
Wildlife Area
Read Mountain Preserve
4.4
Jeter Farm ©
Farm
Jeter Farm
4.5

4
nights
Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and Soco Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Jones Gap State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Table Rock State Park (in Pickens), Pearson's Falls and Glen (in Saluda) and Waterrock Knob (in Maggie Valley). Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1, and look for gifts at Asheville Bee Charmer.

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You can drive from Roanoke to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Asheville are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Roanoke.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours
5.0
Waterrock Knob ©
Mountain
Waterrock Knob
4.9

2
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Roanoke

Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Big Lick Brewing Company. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse for treasures at Black Dog Salvage, admire the masterpieces at Taubman Museum of Art, then view the masterpieces at The Little Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Roanoke trip planning website.

Drive from Asheville to Roanoke in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Roanoke

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Black Dog Salvage ©
Antique Store
Black Dog Salvage
4.5

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