8 days in Tennessee, North Carolina Mountains & West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee, North Carolina Mountains & West Virginia Itinerary

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Nashville
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Barnardsville
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Weston
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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at McLemore House, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then go on a hair-raising tour with Franklin on Foot, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville vacation planner.

Cleveland to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Nashville. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in October: highs in Nashville hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Franklin on Foot ©
Franklin on Foot

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Tue) at Dollywood. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get interesting insight from Tours, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barnardsville.

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Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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Barnardsville

Barnardsville ©
Barnardsville is an unincorporated community in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States.Located on Ivy Creek, the settlement is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryBarnard's Inn was established at the settlement by Hezekiah and Hester Barnard in the early 1800s.A post office was established in 1875.Barnardsville incorporated in 1959, and established its own police force and fire department. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barnardsville trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Barnardsville in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Weston.

Things to do in Barnardsville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Tours

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Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, stop by Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Weston trip itinerary site.

Getting from Barnardsville to Weston by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October in Weston, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass

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