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Asheville to Washington, DC via Gretna (Virginia)

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Pet-friendly stops from Asheville to Washington, DC

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Asheville to Washington, DC with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Washington, DC, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Asheville
drive for about 59 minutes

10:59 am  Blue Ridge Mountains
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:59 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:21 pm  Mooresville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:21 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:55 pm  Gretna (Virginia)
stay overnight at Hampton Inn Gretna / Altavista / Chatham
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Hampton Inn Gretna / Altavista / Chatham
drive for about 3 hours

1:53 pm  Fredericksburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:53 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:57 pm  arrive in Washington, DC
stay at Hampton Inn Gretna / Altavista / Chatham

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Blue Ridge Mountains  (3 mentions)
    Lake James State Park  (1 mention)
    Morganton Animal Clinic  (1 mention)

Mooresville  (2 answers)
    Bark Avenue Pet Nanny  (1 mention)
    Village Animal Hospital PA  (1 mention)
    Pampered Pets Inn, LLC  (1 mention)
    Petco Pet Store - Mooresville  (1 mention)
    TotalBond Veterinary Hospital At Davidson  (1 mention)
    Veterinary Specialty at the Lake  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Mooresville:
        Fuel Pizza

Gretna (Virginia)
    pet-friendly hotels around Gretna (Virginia):
        Hampton Inn Gretna / Altavista / Chatham

Fredericksburg  (4 answers)
    Kenmore Estate and Gardens  (1 mention)
    A Dog's Dream  (1 mention)
    Animal Emergency Clinic of Fredericksburg  (1 mention)
    George Washington's Ferry Farm  (1 mention)
    Fredericksburg Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    The Content Pet  (1 mention)

Where's the best place to stay in Washington, DC?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Washington, DC.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hampton Inn Gretna / Altavista / Chatham.

Want to research more popular hotels in Washington, DC? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Washington, DC?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Washington, DC. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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profile  Annemarie from New York City asked:
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profile  Julian from Tampa asked:
How to make the most of three days in DC  (10 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Washington, DC.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Washington, DC to Asheville drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Asheville to Washington, DC. Or get a full Asheville to Washington, DC flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Asheville well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Asheville!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 465 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 8 minutes
83 Asheville travel answers
2 Mooresville travel answers
4 Fredericksburg travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers


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