9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the next day, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Asheville travel planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Asheville, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at O. Winston Link Museum, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Black Dog Salvage, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Roanoke attractions planning site.

Getting from Asheville to Roanoke by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Roanoke

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Skyland, hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Limberlost Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Charlottesville

— 2 nights

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Venture out of the city with trips to Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation (in Orange) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Monticello, admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, stop by C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.