9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Topton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Toxaway
— 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.
You've added River Arts District, Asheville Guitar Bar, Gray Line Trolley Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Soco Falls, wander the streets of River Arts District, and then relax to the sounds of jazz at Asheville Guitar Bar. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, get answers to all your questions at Asheville Visitor Center, then hit the sights you want to with Gray Line Trolley Tours, then see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville travel route builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Asheville. In October, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You've added Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): cruise along Newfound Gap Road, identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, then hike along Charlies Bunion, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and finally admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, trek along Alum Cave Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Topton.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Topton

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fontana Dam & Visitors Center.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Topton travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Topton in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Topton when traveling from Gatlinburg in October, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Toxaway.

Things to do in Topton

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lake Toxaway

— 2 nights
Lake Toxaway is an unincorporated community in western Transylvania County, North Carolina on U.S. Route 64, and North Carolina Highway 281. Get outdoors at Looking Glass Rock and Silver Run Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park and Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Toxaway: Art Loeb Trail (in Brevard), Devil's Courthouse (in Pisgah Forest) and Bust Your Butt Falls (in Highlands). There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Panthertown Valley and trek along Bartram Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Toxaway travel route website.

You can drive from Topton to Lake Toxaway in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Topton in November: highs in Lake Toxaway hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Toxaway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.