Weekend trips from Asheville

  1. Hilton Head Island / Atlanta
  2. Birmingham / Nashville
  3. Pittsburgh / Washington, DC
  4. Myrtle Beach / Charleston
  5. Lexington / Cincinnati

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.

The longest trip is about 23.5 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Asheville → Hilton Head Island → Atlanta → Asheville


Asheville to Hilton Head Island
leave Asheville on Friday
1 hour → Spartanburg
43 minutes → Laurens
1.5 hours → Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
1 hour → Santee
1.5 hours → Beaufort
49 minutes → Hilton Head Island (stay Friday night)
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7 hours of driving

Hilton Head Island to Atlanta
leave Hilton Head Island on Saturday
42 minutes → Savannah
1 hour → Statesboro
59 minutes → Vidalia
1 hour → The Appalachian Trail
50 minutes → Macon
52 minutes → Buckner's Family Restaurant
59 minutes → Atlanta (stay Saturday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

Atlanta to Asheville
leave Atlanta on Sunday
49 minutes → Georgia Aquarium
1.5 hours → Dacula
49 minutes → Tallulah Falls
44 minutes → Franklin
41 minutes → Cherokee
36 minutes → Waynesville
5 minutes → Asheville (back home)
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5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 18.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Asheville → Birmingham → Nashville → Asheville


Asheville to Birmingham
leave Asheville on Friday
1 hour → Cherokee
2 hours → Helen
1.5 hours → Dacula
41 minutes → Atlanta
56 minutes → White
3 hours → Birmingham (stay Friday night)
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9 hours of driving

Birmingham to Nashville
leave Birmingham on Saturday
1 hour → Hampton Inn Cullman
42 minutes → Decatur
57 minutes → Cornersville
49 minutes → Franklin
27 minutes → Nashville (stay Saturday night)
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4 hours of driving

Nashville to Asheville
leave Nashville on Sunday
48 minutes → Mount Juliet
1 hour → Gordonsville
1.5 hours → Super 8 by Wyndham Crossville TN
36 minutes → Knoxville
1.5 hours → Dandridge
25 minutes → Asheville (back home)
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6 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 18.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Asheville → Pittsburgh → Washington, DC → Asheville


Asheville to Pittsburgh
leave Asheville on Friday
60 minutes → Johnson City
2 hours → Fort Chiswell
1.5 hours → Beckley
2 hours → Weston
1 hour → Morgantown
1.5 hours → Pittsburgh (stay Friday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Pittsburgh to Washington, DC
leave Pittsburgh on Saturday
1 hour → Fallingwater
46 minutes → Stoystown
55 minutes → Breezewood
55 minutes → Hagerstown
1.5 hours → Georgetown
5 minutes → Washington, DC (stay Saturday night)
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5 hours of driving

Washington, DC to Asheville
leave Washington, DC on Sunday
1.5 hours → Skyline Dr
1.5 hours → Blue Ridge Parkway - North Entrance
44 minutes → Roanoke
1.5 hours → Blacksburg
2.5 hours → Galax
60 minutes → Johnson City
1.5 hours → Asheville (back home)
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10 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 23.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Asheville → Myrtle Beach → Charleston → Asheville


Asheville to Myrtle Beach
leave Asheville on Friday
1 hour → Spartanburg
43 minutes → Laurens
1 hour → Columbia
53 minutes → Bishopville
50 minutes → Latta
1 hour → Myrtle Beach (stay Friday night)
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6 hours of driving

Myrtle Beach to Charleston
leave Myrtle Beach on Saturday
29 minutes → Murrells Inlet
31 minutes → Georgetown
25 minutes → Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
26 minutes → Awendaw
16 minutes → Bulls Island Road
22 minutes → Isle of Palms
29 minutes → Charleston (stay Saturday night)
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3 hours of driving

Charleston to Asheville
leave Charleston on Sunday
1 hour → Middleton Place
1 hour → Santee
1 hour → Columbia
43 minutes → Laurens
1 hour → Spartanburg
25 minutes → Asheville (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 14.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #5: Asheville → Lexington → Cincinnati → Asheville


Asheville to Lexington
leave Asheville on Friday
54 minutes → Smokey Mountain Outdoors
1 hour → Knoxville
46 minutes → Pioneer
56 minutes → Corbin
1.5 hours → Nicholasville
20 minutes → Lexington (stay Friday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Lexington to Cincinnati
leave Lexington on Saturday
17 minutes → Kentucky Horse Park
28 minutes → Sadieville
17 minutes → Corinth
15 minutes → Williamstown
7.5 hours → Crittenden
18 minutes → Walton
23 minutes → Hebron
30 minutes → Cincinnati (stay Saturday night)
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10 hours of driving

Cincinnati to Asheville
leave Cincinnati on Sunday
55 minutes → Williamstown
39 minutes → Lexington
49 minutes → Berea
51 minutes → London
1.5 hours → Whitley City
1.5 hours → Sevierville
53 minutes → Asheville (back home)
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7.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 23 hours of driving.



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