8 days in Asheville & Pisgah Forest Itinerary

8 days in Asheville & Pisgah Forest Itinerary

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8 days in Asheville & Pisgah Forest Itinerary

Start: Greenville
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Pisgah Forest
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Greenville

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get in touch with nature at Clingmans Dome and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Let the collections at Bush's Beans Visitor Center and Biltmore capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Roaring Fork (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum (in Gatlinburg). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk, and contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville online route planner .

Greenville to Asheville is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Greenville in October, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 70°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
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Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

4
nights
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Looking Glass Falls and Davidson River Outfitters. Get in touch with nature at Pisgah National Forest and Sliding Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Pisgah Forest: Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens (in Highlands) and Panthertown Valley (in Cashiers). There's much more to do: hike along Devil's Courthouse, explore the striking landscape at Looking Glass Rock, explore and take pictures at Cradle of Forestry, and admire the sheer force of Moore Cove Falls.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pisgah Forest trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to Pisgah Forest by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Pisgah Forest are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, Panthertown Valley
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Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock
Looking Glass Falls ©
Looking Glass Falls

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