8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Meadows of Dan
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Harrisonburg
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Front Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Culpeper
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Meadows of Dan

Meadows of Dan ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook and then contemplate the long history of Mabry Mill.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Meadows of Dan online trip itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Meadows of Dan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Meadows of Dan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill
Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook ©
Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook

2
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Carter Mountain Orchard, shop like a local with Michie Tavern ca. 1784, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Starr Hill Brewery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville road trip planning app .

Drive from Meadows of Dan to Charlottesville in 3.5 hours. In May in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Harrisonburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Starr Hill Brewery, James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

1
night
Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg ©
Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): Head underground at Grand Caverns, make a splash at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, and then explore and take pictures at White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Harrisonburg day trip website .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Harrisonburg takes 1.5 hours. May in Harrisonburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Harrisonburg

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, Grand Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark ©
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

1
night
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Drive, examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum, and then Head underground at Luray Caverns.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luray trip planner .

You can drive from Harrisonburg to Luray in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Front Royal.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Valley Museum ©
Luray Valley Museum

1
night
Front Royal

Front Royal ©
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at Mountain Mystic Trading Company, then stroll through Appalachian Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Front Royal trip builder tool .

Drive from Luray to Front Royal in an hour. May in Front Royal sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Culpeper.

Things to do in Front Royal

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Appalachian Trail
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Caverns ©
Skyline Caverns
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Mountain Mystic Trading Company ©
Mountain Mystic Trading Company

1
night
Culpeper

Culpeper ©
Culpeper is the only incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Belmont Farms Distillery, learn about winemaking at Old House Vineyards, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Culpeper National Cemetery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Far Gohn Brewing Company, and finally stop by The Frenchman's Corner.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Culpeper visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Front Royal to Culpeper takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Culpeper are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Culpeper

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Far Gohn Brewing Company ©
Far Gohn Brewing Company
Old House Vineyards ©
Old House Vineyards
Culpeper National Cemetery ©
Culpeper National Cemetery

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 23rd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, get your bearings at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and finally look for gifts at Sugar + Spruce Bath & Body.

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Traveling by car from Culpeper to Fredericksburg takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor

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