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:  2​h 30​min
2
Clarksville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Harrisonburg
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
New Market
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Front Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Culpeper
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Meadows of Dan

Meadows of Dan ©
On the 16th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook and then contemplate the long history of Mabry Mill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Meadows of Dan trip maker tool .

Philadelphia to Meadows of Dan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Clarksville.

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

1
night
Clarksville

Clarksville ©
Clarksville is a town in Mecklenburg county in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Staunton River State Park, admire the natural beauty at Prestwould Plantation and Gardens, and then stroll around Occoneechee State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Clarksville trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Meadows of Dan to Clarksville in 2.5 hours. May in Clarksville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Harrisonburg.

Things to do in Clarksville

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Staunton River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Occoneechee State Park ©
Occoneechee State Park
Prestwould Plantation and Gardens ©
Prestwould Plantation and Gardens
Staunton River State Park ©
Staunton River State Park

1
night
Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg ©
Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the U.S. On the 18th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, let the kids burn off some steam at A Dream Come True Playground, then admire all the interesting features of White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, and finally stop by Harper's Statuary and Water Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Harrisonburg trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Clarksville to Harrisonburg in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harrisonburg when traveling from Clarksville in May, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Market.

Things to do in Harrisonburg

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum ©
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
A Dream Come True Playground ©
A Dream Come True Playground

1
night
New Market

New Market ©
New Market is a town in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): Head underground at Shenandoah Caverns, then take in the history at New Market State Historical Park, and then examine the collection at Virginia Museum of the Civil War.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Market online travel route planner .

New Market is just a short distance from Harrisonburg. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in New Market

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Shenandoah Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of the Civil War ©
Virginia Museum of the Civil War
Shenandoah Caverns ©
Shenandoah Caverns
New Market State Historical Park ©
New Market State Historical Park

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.
On the 20th (Mon), trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike, then examine the collection at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luray trip itinerary site .

Luray is very close to New Market. In May, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Front Royal.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©

1
night
Front Royal

Front Royal ©
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Balthis House, hike along Appalachian Trail, then stop by Mountain Mystic Trading Company, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Front Royal trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Luray to Front Royal takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Front Royal are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Culpeper.

Things to do in Front Royal

Parks Outdoors Nature

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at The Frenchman's Corner, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Culpeper History, pick up some local products at Moving Meadows Farm, sample the fine beverages at Belmont Farms Distillery, then do a tasting at Old House Vineyards, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Far Gohn Brewing Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Culpeper holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Front Royal to Culpeper takes an hour. In May in Culpeper, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Culpeper

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Far Gohn Brewing Company ©
Far Gohn Brewing Company
Old House Vineyards ©
Old House Vineyards
Moving Meadows Farm ©
Moving Meadows Farm

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 23rd (Thu), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, contemplate the long history of Chatham Manor, then get all the information you need at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center, then take in the history at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and finally stop by Sugar + Spruce Bath & Body.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip tool .

You can drive from Culpeper to Fredericksburg in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a 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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