17 days in Shenandoah National Park & Blue Ridge Itinerary

17 days in Shenandoah National Park & Blue Ridge Itinerary

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17 days in Shenandoah National Park & Blue Ridge Itinerary

Start: Blue Ridge
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Shenandoah National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Blue Ridge
— 6 nights
End: Blue Ridge

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
You've now added Skyline Drive to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: Culpeper (Moving Meadows Farm & Museum of Culpeper History), Warren Rifles Confederate Museum (in Front Royal) and Shenandoah Vineyards (in Edinburg). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary's Rock Summit Trail, take an in-depth tour of NRA National Firearms Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park day trip site .

Blue Ridge to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In May in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Appomattox, Winchester, Lynchburg, Culpeper, Fredericksburg
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Virginia Military Institute ©
Virginia Military Institute

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Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
Blue Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blue Ridge: Bridgewater Marina (in Moneta), Blue Ridge Vineyard (in Eagle Rock) and James River Visitor Center (in Monroe). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Layman Family Farms, make a trip to Wilson Warehouse / Community House, and appreciate the views at Peaks of Otter Visitor Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge visit planner .

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Blue Ridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Vineyard, Wilson Warehouse / Community House, Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, James River Visitor Center, Bridgewater Marina
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Peaks of Otter Visitor Center ©
Peaks of Otter Visitor Center
Layman Family Farms ©
Layman Family Farms
James River Visitor Center ©
James River Visitor Center