8 days in Asheville, Blowing Rock & Hendersonville Itinerary

8 days in Asheville, Blowing Rock & Hendersonville Itinerary

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Asheville
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Blowing Rock
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Hendersonville
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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Mitchell State Park as well as Biltmore. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mitchell State Park, explore the striking landscape at Linville Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville road trip planner.

Nashville to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nashville in October; daily highs in Asheville reach 70°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Mount Mitchell State Park ©
Mount Mitchell State Park

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, stop by Mast General Store, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Blowing Rock online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 43°F at night. You'll set off for Hendersonville on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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Zipline
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

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Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Whitewater Falls, Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and other attractions. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dry Falls and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Take a break from Hendersonville with a short trip to Bridal Veil Falls in Highlands, about 1h 30 min away.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hendersonville trip planner.

Drive from Blowing Rock to Hendersonville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Blowing Rock in October, expect nights in Hendersonville to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

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