8 days in Blue Ridge Highlands Itinerary

8 days in Blue Ridge Highlands Itinerary

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Fly to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport, Drive to Blacksburg
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Blacksburg
— 2 nights
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Abingdon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Meadows of Dan
— 2 nights
Drive to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Blacksburg

Blacksburg is an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. Get out of town with these interesting Blacksburg side-trips: Max Meadows (New River Trail State Park & Fort Chiswell Animal Park), The Blue Ridge Music Center (in Galax) and Claytor Lake State Park (in Dublin). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech, admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls, and hike along Cascades National Recreation Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Blacksburg trip planner.

New York City to Blacksburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Blacksburg, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Abingdon

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Get out of town with these interesting Abingdon side-trips: Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson) and Hungry Mother State Park (in Marion). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, view the masterpieces at Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace, explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Damascus, and get a taste of the local shopping with Benjamin Walls Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Abingdon trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Blacksburg to Abingdon takes 2 hours. October in Abingdon sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Meadows of Dan.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Meadows of Dan

Offering a mix of history, nature, and bluegrass music heritage, a vacation in Meadows of Dan provides a quintessential Virginia experience.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Wood Brothers Racing Museum, then get great views at Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook, then steep yourself in history at Mabry Mill, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Troika Contemporary Crafts, then stop by Floyd Country Store, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fairy Stone State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Meadows of Dan road trip website.

Traveling by car from Abingdon to Meadows of Dan takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Meadows of Dan are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Meadows of Dan

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips