9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Asheville
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Topton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lake Toxaway
— 2 nights
End: Lake Toxaway

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Arts District, Asheville Guitar Bar, Gray Line Trolley Tours, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Soco Falls, then wander the streets of River Arts District, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Asheville Guitar Bar. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, get all the information you need at Asheville Visitor Center, see what you want with Gray Line Trolley Tours, then examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip maker tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Asheville. In October in Asheville, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Soco Falls
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Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Asheville Visitor Center ©
Asheville Visitor Center

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You've added Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 28th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, hike along Charlies Bunion, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then trek along Alum Cave Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. In October in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Topton.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee Valley
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Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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Topton

Topton ©
You've now added Fontana Dam & Visitors Center to your itinerary.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Topton trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Topton takes 2 hours. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, Topton is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Toxaway.

Things to do in Topton

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nantahala River, Nantahala National Forest, Fontana Dam & Visitors Center
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Nantahala National Forest ©
Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala River ©
Nantahala River
Fontana Dam & Visitors Center ©
Fontana Dam & Visitors Center

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Lake Toxaway

Lake Toxaway ©
Lake Toxaway is an unincorporated community in western Transylvania County, North Carolina on U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Looking Glass Rock and Bartram Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel and Devil's Courthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Toxaway: Highlands (Bust Your Butt Falls & Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park) and Art Loeb Trail (in Brevard). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Panthertown Valley and take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Run Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Toxaway trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Topton to Lake Toxaway takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Topton in November: highs in Lake Toxaway hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Toxaway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashiers, Highlands, Pisgah Forest, Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, Art Loeb Trail
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Looking Glass Rock ©
Looking Glass Rock
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel ©
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel
Devil's Courthouse ©
Devil's Courthouse

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