8 days in Shenandoah National Park, Dyke & Afton Itinerary

8 days in Shenandoah National Park, Dyke & Afton Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skyline Drive. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, trek along Whiteoak Canyon Falls, and then trek along Kennedy Peak Hike. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Port Republic Museum, then learn about all things military at Augusta Military Academy Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at The Heritage Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Shenandoah National Park. In October, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dyke.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kennedy Peak Hike, Whiteoak Canyon Falls, Port Republic Museum, The Heritage Museum, CrossKeys Vineyards
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Whiteoak Canyon Falls ©
Whiteoak Canyon Falls
The Heritage Museum ©
The Heritage Museum

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nights
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 & Shenandoah Heritage Village, 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, Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, Copper Fox Distillery, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, Glass House Winery
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Glass House Winery ©
Glass House Winery
Stone Mountain Vineyards ©
Stone Mountain Vineyards
Moss Vineyards ©
Moss Vineyards

3
nights
Afton

Afton ©
Afton is an unincorporated community in Albemarle and Nelson counties in the U.S. Silverback Distillery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Blackwater Creek Trail, do a tasting at Rockbridge Vineyard, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church. Keep things going 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.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Afton day trip app.

Traveling by car from Dyke to Afton takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 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 Trails

Side Trips

Staunton, The Cheese Shop, Blackwater Creek Trail, Rockbridge Vineyard
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Flying Fox Vineyard ©
Flying Fox Vineyard
Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery ©
Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery
Afton Mountain Vineyards ©
Afton Mountain Vineyards

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