9 days in Galax, Abingdon & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in Galax, Abingdon & Nashville Itinerary

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9 days in Galax, Abingdon & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Arlington
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Galax
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Abingdon
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
End: Nashville

1
night
Galax

Galax ©
Galax is an independent city in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On the 15th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Peaceful Heart Alpacas.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Galax trip maker app .

Arlington to Galax is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In October, Galax is a bit cooler than Arlington - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Galax

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Peaceful Heart Alpacas, Rocky Knob Recreational Area, Fort Chiswell Animal Park
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Knob Recreational Area ©
Rocky Knob Recreational Area
Peaceful Heart Alpacas ©
Peaceful Heart Alpacas
Fort Chiswell Animal Park ©
Fort Chiswell Animal Park

3
nights
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Adventure Damascus, then look for gifts at Abingdon Olive Oil Company, and then ride a horse along Virginia Creeper Trail Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tweetsie Trail, and then grab your bike and head to Kingsport Greenbelt.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Abingdon visit app .

Drive from Galax to Abingdon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tweetsie Trail, The Kingsport Greenbelt, Adventure Damascus, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park ©
Tweetsie Trail ©
Tweetsie Trail
Abingdon Olive Oil Company ©
Abingdon Olive Oil Company

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park and Bowie Nature Park. Escape the urban bustle at Cummins Falls State Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Step out of Nashville to go to Tullahoma and see George Dickel Distillery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville tour site .

You can drive from Abingdon to Nashville in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Abingdon in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cummins Falls State Park, Bowie Nature Park, George Dickel Distillery, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Cummins Falls State Park ©
Cummins Falls State Park

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