22 days in North Carolina & Tennessee Itinerary

22 days in North Carolina & Tennessee Itinerary

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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
2
Corolla
— 2 nights
3
Asheville
— 4 nights
4
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
5
Ocoee
— 1 night
6
Nashville
— 4 nights
7
Memphis
— 3 nights

3
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): find your balance on the water with Outer Banks Adventures, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, then contemplate the long history of Island Farm, and finally see the world from above with Coastal Helicopters. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, and finally look for gifts at The Christmas Shop.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manteo day trip planner.

Thomaston to Manteo is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. When traveling from Thomaston in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Manteo, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nags Head, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Coastal Helicopters ©
Coastal Helicopters

2
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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): find your balance on the water with Coastal Explorations, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally look for gifts at Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla online route planner.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Off-Road Tours
Coastal Explorations ©
Coastal Explorations
Back Country Safari Tours ©
Back Country Safari Tours

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Dry Falls (in Highlands), Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville) and French Broad Adventures (in Marshall). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Biltmore, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Corolla to Asheville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Corolla in September, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 79°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Dry Falls, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Falls Park on the Reedy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, French Broad Adventures
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BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Ole Smoky ©
Ole Smoky

1
night
Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ocoee journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Ocoee takes 3 hours. In September in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

4
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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, let your taste buds guide you at Franklin on Foot, and contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocoee to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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