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Plan your trip by region, community or interest using our sample itineraries.  These are just a few ideas for exploring the Parkway and surrounding areas. These itineraries may give you an idea of how much ground you can expect to cover in a day or weekend trip.

Traversing the Highland Region of the Blue Ridge Parkway A two-day road trip on the scenic byway feels like traveling through time…
Parkway Weekend Getaway by R.V. A two-day trip along the Blue Ridge Plateau from Roanoke (Milepost 120) to the Virginia state line (Milepost 216) is highlighted…
A one-day trip through the Pisgah District is a long drive – perhaps best undertaken from the comfort of your car – but comes with unique…
Ridge Region Weekend Getaway A two-day trip from Afton Mountain and Rockfish Gap (Milepost 0) to the Peaks of Otter (Milepost 86) and on to Roanoke,…
It would be a challenge for motorcycle riders to find a more beautiful and diversified driving trail than the scenic back roads of Southwest Virginia.
A slow-paced, one day trip from Roanoke, Virginia (Milepost 120) to the North Carolina state line (Milepost 216) is highlighted by intensive exposure to the Blue…
A one day trip through the Highlands District of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina reveals the shift from flat plateau to mountain ridges. A high degree of original Parkway design remains here and you will find mountain cabins in close proximity to magnificent country estates from the early twentieth century.
The towns of Northeast Tennessee are located just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read on for ideas for a great day trip to this area.
Northeast Tennessee: True Outdoors The towns of Northeast Tennessee are located just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky…
Sweeping ridge-top curves and sunset-lit country roads converge in one divinely placed mountain town. Waynesboro, Virginia located at the base of Skyline Drive and Milepost 0 of the Blue Ridge Parkway offers the perfect base camp for motorcycle touring, with multiple days of beautiful riding and evening entertainment.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the divinely placed mountain town of Waynesboro, Virginia, connecting ridge top vistas with the most flavorful local brews and downtown destinations. Round up your friends - this group-friendly itinerary will leave you cheering for more. You'll find Waynesboro a perfect starting point for exploring both Skyline Drive and the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
At milepost 177.7 of the Blue Ridge Parkway you will see one of the rarest views on your ride: a town. Meadows of Dan, Virginia is home to rugged hiking trails, sweet treats, luxurious getaways and so much more.
For history lovers who want to get away and experience the simple life with a variety of historical points of interest, abundant natural beauty and even wine tastings and luxury treatments, Patrick County, Virginia is your perfect destination. Here are all the must-see places to help you unplug, unwind, and step back in time.
Bryson City is located just west of the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 469.1), and the Cherokee entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here’s a sample one-day itinerary to inspire your next getaway.
Bryson City is located just west of the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 469.1), and the Cherokee entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here’s a sample multi-day itinerary to inspire your next getaway.
It is not just physically cooler up here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Carroll County Virginia. It’s ‘Cooler’ up here too.
A two-day trip through the Pisgah District comes with unique rewards. There is a natural resource emphasis that features relic populations of plants, long vistas across rugged and remote areas, and a feel of wilderness that dominates many areas.
With so much to do in Transylvania County, it can be hard to choose which adventure to jump into first. Here’s a virtual toy chest of fun, active, and educational activities guaranteed to keep every member of the family completely enthralled.
Haywood County is the perfect home base for an action-packed family vacation. With a long list of outdoor adventures, incredible places to explore and a wide range of restaurants and takeout options that appeal to palates of all ages, it’s easy to see why families love to stay and play in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Are you looking for a fresh vacation full of outdoor adventure and scenic explorations? Well, you have found the perfect spot to map out your next excursion right here in Haywood County!
A slow-paced day trip from Afton Mountain and Rockfish Gap (Milepost 0) to the Peaks of Otter (Milepost 86) will highlight the ridge-top driving experience of…
A two-night stay is all it takes to feel rejuvenated. This itinerary in Shenandoah County, VA even takes the stress out of planning the trip.
Do you remember the choose-your-own adventure books from your childhood? The ones where you got to select the event that happened next in the story and…
The little town of Blowing Rock is surrounded by undeveloped lands, like a giant backyard to explore. This one-day itinerary takes in the views and the environment for a true Blue Ridge experience.
Blowing Rock is located directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and is home to several iconic NC High Country attractions. It takes more than one day to tour some of the best-known sites. If you are looking for a sight-seeing adventure or just want to revisit your favorites, check out this itinerary!
Brevard and Transylvania County are known as the “Land of Waterfalls.” And with good reason: this awe-inspiring destination boasts over 250 waterfalls, the largest concentration…