5 days in Swannanoa & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

5 days in Swannanoa & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Swannanoa & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Start: Swannanoa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Swannanoa


Swannanoa ©
Swannanoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy and then experience rural life at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Flying Cloud Farm and then go for a walk through Charles D Owen Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Swannanoa travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Swannanoa. November in Swannanoa sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Swannanoa

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Fairview, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Charles D Owen Park ©
Charles D Owen Park
Flying Cloud Farm ©
Flying Cloud Farm

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 Skyline Drive. Change things up with these side-trips from Shenandoah National Park: Charlottesville (Monticello & C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery), Luray (Stony Man Mountain Overlook & Luray Caverns) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). There's more to do: stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike and explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from Swannanoa to Shenandoah National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Luray, Copper Fox Distillery
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Monticello ©
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns