9 days in Asheville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

9 days in Asheville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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1
Asheville
— 4 nights
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visit Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and Thomas Wolfe Memorial for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Folk Art Center and Downtown Asheville Art District. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards & Elijah Mountain Gem Mine), DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain) and Looking Glass Falls (in Pisgah Forest). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary planning app.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, Asheville is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hendersonville, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Looking Glass Falls, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Thomas Wolfe Memorial ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tuckaleechee Caverns and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bush's Beans Visitor Center and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing (in Townsend) and Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville). There's lots more to do: stroll through Gatlinburg Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and cruise along Newfound Gap Road.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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