31 days in Highlands & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

31 days in Highlands & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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31 days in Highlands & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Start: Highlands
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Highlands
— 14 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
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Shenandoah National Park
— 16 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Highlands

14
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Highlands: Cherokee (Museum of the Cherokee Indian & Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee), River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City) and 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm (in Rabun Gap). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald, experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, and look for all kinds of wild species at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Highlands tour itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Highlands. In August, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Helen, Pisgah Forest, Clayton, Blue Ridge, Cherokee
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

16
nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Shenandoah National Park: Luray (Hawksbill Brewing Co, Luray Caverns, & more), Balthis House (in Front Royal) and Sperryville (Cooter's in the Country & Copper Fox Distillery). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Drive, look for all kinds of wild species at Virginia Safari Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skyland, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Highlands to Shenandoah National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luray, Staunton, Charlottesville, Winchester, Lexington
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Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike