7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Pisgah Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Chimney Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Lake Lure
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Valparaiso

1
night
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. On the 16th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Skinny Dip Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pisgah Forest day trip planning site .

Valparaiso to Pisgah Forest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Pisgah Forest. Traveling from Valparaiso in June, plan for little chillier nights in Pisgah Forest, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Skinny Dip Falls, Jump Off Rock, DuPont State Recreational Forest
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DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Looking Glass Falls ©
Looking Glass Falls
Jump Off Rock ©
Jump Off Rock

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Gray Line Trolley Tours has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Sliding Rock and Forbidden Caverns. Get outdoors at Grotto Falls Trail and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Take a break from Asheville with a short trip to Roaring Fork in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, wander the streets of Asheville Drum Circle, and explore the galleries of Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Pisgah Forest to Asheville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Asheville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chimney Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sliding Rock, Forbidden Caverns
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Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

1
night
Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock ©
Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, learn about winemaking at Burntshirt Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chimney Rock trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Chimney Rock takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Chimney Rock are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Chimney Rock

Wineries Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hendersonville
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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Burntshirt Vineyards ©
Burntshirt Vineyards

1
night
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), try out the rides at Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, then see the interesting displays at The Right Track Toy Train Museum, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lake Lure online attractions planner .

Lake Lure is just a stone's throw from Chimney Rock. In June in Lake Lure, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Zipline
The Right Track Toy Train Museum ©
The Right Track Toy Train Museum

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