8 days in Shenandoah National Park, Dyke & Afton Itinerary

8 days in Shenandoah National Park, Dyke & Afton Itinerary

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8 days in Shenandoah National Park, Dyke & Afton Itinerary

Start: Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Dyke
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Afton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Shenandoah National Park

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nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whiteoak Canyon Falls, and then stroll through Kennedy Peak Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Port Republic Museum, then learn about all things military at Augusta Military Academy Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Heritage Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park online travel planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Shenandoah National Park. In October in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Dyke.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

CrossKeys Vineyards, The Heritage Museum, Port Republic Museum, Augusta Military Academy Museum, Whiteoak Canyon Falls
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
CrossKeys Vineyards ©
CrossKeys Vineyards
The Heritage Museum ©
The Heritage Museum

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Dyke

Dyke ©
You've now added Stone Mountain Vineyards to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, then examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum, then learn about winemaking at Glass House Winery, and finally do a tasting at Stone Mountain Vineyards.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dyke day trip tool .

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Dyke in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Afton.

Things to do in Dyke

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Glass House Winery, Ivy Creek Natural Area, Copper Fox Distillery, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts
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Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop ©
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Stone Mountain Vineyards ©
Stone Mountain Vineyards

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Afton

Afton ©
Afton is an unincorporated community in Albemarle and Nelson counties in the U.S. Silverback Distillery has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Blackwater Creek Trail, then learn about winemaking at Rockbridge Vineyard, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Camera Heritage Museum, do a tasting at Flying Fox Vineyard, then sample the fine beverages at Silverback Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Afton online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dyke to Afton takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Afton

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Staunton, Blackwater Creek Trail, The Cheese Shop, Rockbridge Vineyard
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Rockbridge Vineyard ©
Rockbridge Vineyard
Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Trinity Episcopal Church
Camera Heritage Museum ©
Camera Heritage Museum

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