5 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

5 days in Asheville & The Foothills Itinerary

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1
Sapphire
— 1 night
2
Asheville
— 3 nights

1
night
Sapphire

Sapphire ©
Sapphire is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sapphire itinerary tool.

Cincinnati to Sapphire is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Sapphire can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Sapphire

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine ©
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine ©
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky & Sugarlands Distilling Company). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip website.

Drive from Sapphire to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Zipline
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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