12 days in Seattle & Asheville Itinerary

12 days in Seattle & Asheville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Seattle

— 6 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park (in Shoreline), Champion Arms (in Kent) and Sequim (West Coast Spin Doctors, B&B Family Farm, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle vacation site.

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Greenville (Liberty Bridge & Falls Park on the Reedy), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Newfound Gap Road, Mount LeConte, &more) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Biltmore, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wedge Brewing Company, and stop by Asheville Emporium.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Asheville day trip tool.

Getting from Seattle to Asheville by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Asheville due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure

Side Trips