9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Akron
Drive:  26​h
1
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Boone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fancy Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Roanoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Afton
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Akron

1
night
Cherokee

Cherokee ©
The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
You've added Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Oconaluftee Islands Park, Mountain Farm Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oconaluftee Islands Park, view the masterpieces at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, then explore the world behind art at Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherokee online vacation planner .

Akron to Cherokee is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Cherokee, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Shopping Parks
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Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Of All Souls, then view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, then do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with American Folk Art & Framing, have fun at McCormick Field, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Urban Trail, and finally view the masterpieces at Ariel Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville itinerary maker site .

Drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Asheville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boone.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Hendersonville
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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

2
nights
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. On the 31st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Turchin Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Boone online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Boone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boone: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fancy Gap.

Things to do in Boone

Museums Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blowing Rock
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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum ©

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night
Fancy Gap

Fancy Gap ©
Fancy Gap is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carroll County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at The Mount Airy Visitors Center, see the interesting displays at The Gertrude Smith House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Angels Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Blue Ridge Music Center, and finally examine the collection at Old Cranks RV Campground.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fancy Gap holiday maker app .

You can drive from Boone to Fancy Gap in 2 hours. June in Fancy Gap sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Fancy Gap

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Airy, Galax
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The Mount Airy Visitors Center ©
The Mount Airy Visitors Center
Blue Ridge Music Center ©
Blue Ridge Music Center
The Gertrude Smith House ©
The Gertrude Smith House

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night
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Taubman Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Roanoke online route planner .

Traveling by car from Fancy Gap to Roanoke takes 2 hours. When traveling from Fancy Gap in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Roanoke, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Afton.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Virginia Museum of Transportation ©
Taubman Museum of Art ©
Taubman Museum of Art
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church ©

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night
Afton

Afton ©
Afton is an unincorporated community in Albemarle and Nelson counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Wade's Mill, learn about winemaking at Stone Mountain Vineyards, and then brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam War Foundation Museum. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at P Buckley Moss Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Cheese Shop, and then do a tasting at Albemarle CiderWorks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Afton holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Afton takes 2 hours. June in Afton sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Afton

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vietnam War Foundation Museum, P Buckley Moss Museum, Albemarle CiderWorks, Stone Mountain Vineyards, The Cheese Shop
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Stone Mountain Vineyards ©
Stone Mountain Vineyards
Vietnam War Foundation Museum ©
Vietnam War Foundation Museum
P Buckley Moss Museum ©
P Buckley Moss Museum