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How Will You Explore the Parkway?

You can experience the Parkway as a multi-day drive, or as a day trip to a favorite area. Or if driving isn't your thing, we’ve got great suggestions for motorcycle and bicycle journeys.

How far should we go each day, and where should we stay?

This map shows the main areas where you might consider spending the night,
and the drive times between each. Open the Interactive Map

Choose a region to see all it has to offer:
Ridge (MP 0 to 106)  |  Plateau (MP 106 to 217)  |  Highlands (MP 217 to 340)  |  Pisgah (MP 340 to 469)
Shenandoah Region | Great Smoky Mountains Region

Blue Ridge Parkway Drive Times Map with Regions

Typical Drive Times

Section Estimated Time
Afton (MP 0) to Roanoke (MP 120) 3.5 hours
Roanoke (MP 120) to Fancy Gap (MP 199) 2.5 hours
Fancy Gap (MP 199) to Blowing Rock (MP 293) 3 hours
Blowing Rock (MP 293) to Asheville (MP 382) 3 hours
Asheville (MP 382) to Cherokee (MP 469) 3 hours
Parkway Basics
  • No entrance fee
  • The Parkway’s speed limit is typically 45 miles per hour (less in some places). The Parkway was designed for leisurely motoring. Take your time and discover the grandeur of this special place.
  • Mileposts are numbered North to South from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Many locations are identified by their milepost.
  • You don’t have to be at an overlook to stop and enjoy the scenery!
More Parkway Travel Tips & Regulations

A Parkway for All Seasons

Enjoying the Parkway Year-Round