9 days in North Carolina & Gatlinburg Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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1
Charlotte
— 1 night
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
3
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 1st (Wed), get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library and then see the interesting displays at Mint Museum Uptown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): stop by PuckerButt Pepper Company, then get in on the family fun at Carowinds, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, and finally see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Before you visit Charlotte, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Thomaston to Charlotte is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In April in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

PuckerButt Pepper Company
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Greenville (Dark Corner Distillery & Falls Park on the Reedy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Biltmore, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in April, Asheville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Greenville, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

4
nights
Gatlinburg

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 a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Zipline
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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