9 days in Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h
End: San Antonio

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 27th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nashville road trip tool .

San Antonio to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in December, things will get slightly colder in Nashville: highs are around 53°F and lows about 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Arrington Vineyards, Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Let the collections at Biltmore Estate and New Morning Gallery capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Roan Mountain State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards & Burntshirt Vineyards). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, wander the streets of Asheville Drum Circle, and sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Asheville online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Asheville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Asheville sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

#Wineries, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Roan Mountain State Park
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Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Food Tours
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, and finally steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin. Keep things going the next day: stop by Christmas Place, then examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Tanger Outlets Sevierville
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Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community ©

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