27 days in Shenandoah National Park & Damascus Itinerary

27 days in Shenandoah National Park & Damascus Itinerary

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27 days in Shenandoah National Park & Damascus Itinerary

Start: Damascus
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Shenandoah National Park
— 15 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
— 11 nights
End: Damascus

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Appalachian Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenandoah National Park: Front Royal (Balthis House & Skyline Caverns), Sperryville (Cooter's in the Country & Copper Fox Distillery) and Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, and relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

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Damascus to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Luray, Shenandoah Caverns, Lexington, Natural Bridge
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Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike


Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Damascus: Bobby McLean Memorial Park (in Newland), Mast General Store (in Valle Crucis) and Grandfather Mountain (in Linville). Make the 5th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Pisgah National Forest. There's still lots to do: hike along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, get in on the family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and see the interesting displays at The Andy Griffith Museum.

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You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Damascus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Bristol, Wytheville, Bristol, Boone
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain