Are you looking for the perfect Virginia road trip itinerary? Maybe a change in travel plans have you thinking you would rather stay close to home. Seeing new sights during a staycation in Virginia can reinvigorate your love for the Old Dominion State and bring new life to how you think about where you live. The opportunities for adventures can also lead to unexpected tangents if you leave the itinerary open.
Finding fun, excitement, and fresh air to fulfill your adventurous spirit is possible any day. We organized your itinerary by regions of Virginia.
Spend the day exploring the historic capital of our nation in unique ways! Here are some things to get you started:
The Shenandoah Valley has beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains stretches across most of western Virginia. Find your epic adventure in the valley while adding some excitement to your Virginia road trip!
Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay and the chance to explore a unique coastal habitat.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this region of Virginia has rolling grasslands, quiet forests, and the famous James River.
This region of Virginia is home to grassy pastures and meadows, 5,000+ foot peaks, wild ponies, and crystal clear mountain streams lined with rhododendron tunnels.
For a great full-day road trip itinerary from the northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area, head west on I-66 and continue west on route 211 to Luray for a visit to Luray Caverns. After that, take route 675 and follow it west across the Massanutten Mountain Range to Fort Valley. From Kings crossing, head north on route 678 all the way through Elizabeth’s Furnace. Take route 619 to route 340 south to head to Front Royal Outdoors to enjoy the remainder of your day floating the Shenandoah River. Shenandoah River tubing is perhaps our most popular trip but we also offer canoes, kayaks, rafts, and SUPs. Once your river trip is over, our friendly staff will advise you of great local restaurants. After dinner, it is a short drive back to the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area on I-66 east.