Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Louisville to Asheville. If you're planning a road trip to Asheville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
11:00 am start in Louisville
drive for about 58 minutes
11:58 am Frankfort (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 1 hour
2:02 pm Berea
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 2 hours
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11:00 am leave from Berea
drive for about 3 hours
2:01 pm Gatlinburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:01 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours
4:36 pm arrive in Asheville
stay at The Omni Grove Park Inn
day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Frankfort (Kentucky) (6 answers)
Woodford Reserve Distillery (3 mentions)
Buffalo Trace Distillery (2 mentions)
Gatlinburg (32 answers)
Great Smoky Mountain National Park (8 mentions)
Great Smoky Mountains (2 mentions)
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Asheville.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Omni Grove Park Inn, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Tupelo Honey Cafe, which was mentioned 3 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:
Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!
For example, here are some questions people have asked about Asheville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Liz from Washington asked:
Short weekend in Asheville (5 answers)
teri from Atlanta asked:
Dining and lodging on a budget? (3 answers)
Ashley from Durham (North Carolina) asked:
Bachelorette Party (3 answers)
Peter from Sheffield asked:
Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina? (3 answers)
Karisa from Atlanta asked:
Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend? (3 answers)
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Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!
Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Asheville to Louisville drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.
You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Louisville to Asheville. Or get a full Louisville to Asheville flight plan.
Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.
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