12 days in Blue Ridge Highlands Itinerary

12 days in Blue Ridge Highlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Blue Ridge Highlands tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Yeager Airport, Drive to Blacksburg
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Blacksburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Meadows of Dan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bristol
— 5 nights
Drive to Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport, Fly to Anchorage

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Blacksburg

— 3 nights
Blacksburg is an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blacksburg: Wytheville (Haller-Gibboney Rock House, Big Pencil, &more), Max Meadows (West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery & New River Trail State Park) and Cascade Falls (in Pembroke). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, admire the majestic nature at Claytor Lake State Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Smithfield Plantation.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Blacksburg attractions tool.

Anchorage to Blacksburg is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Anchorage to Blacksburg, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Anchorage in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Blacksburg: highs are around 52°F and lows about 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Meadows of Dan.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Meadows of Dan

— 3 nights
Offering a mix of history, nature, and bluegrass music heritage, a vacation in Meadows of Dan provides a quintessential Virginia experience.
Step out of Meadows of Dan to go to Stuart and see Fairy Stone State Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mabry Mill, look for gifts at Floyd Country Store, identify plant and animal life at Rocky Knob Recreational Area, and get great views at Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Meadows of Dan online vacation planner.

You can drive from Blacksburg to Meadows of Dan in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Blacksburg in March; daily highs in Meadows of Dan reach 58°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Meadows of Dan

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bristol

— 5 nights
Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. Explore Bristol's surroundings by going to Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson), Abingdon (Fairview, Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, &more) and Hungry Mother State Park (in Marion). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, contemplate the long history of Downtown State Street, don't miss a visit to Abingdon Muster Grounds, and see the interesting displays at Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bristol online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Meadows of Dan to Bristol takes 2 hours. March in Bristol sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Side Trips