9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Asheville travel planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October: highs in Asheville hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at O. Winston Link Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Black Dog Salvage, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

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Traveling by car from Asheville to Roanoke takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Roanoke sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Roanoke

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 6th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skyland, then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then trek along Limberlost Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shenandoah National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Roanoke to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Charlottesville

— 2 nights

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation (in Orange). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Monticello, admire the striking features of University of Virginia, relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and stop by C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.