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Asheville to Washington, DC via Shenandoah Caverns

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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

11:00 am  start in Asheville
drive for about 52 minutes

11:52 am  Erwin
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:14 pm  Chilhowie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:14 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

4:04 pm  Appalachian Mountains
stay overnight at Budget Host Inn Wytheville
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Budget Host Inn Wytheville
drive for about 1 hour

11:01 am  Blacksburg (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:01 pm
drive for about 3 hours

2:53 pm  Shenandoah Caverns
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:53 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:45 pm  arrive in Washington, DC
stay at Super 8 Motel Mount Jackson

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?



Appalachian Mountains
    Community Animal Clinic Inc  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Appalachian Mountains:
        Budget Host Inn Wytheville
        La Quinta Inn Wytheville
        Red Roof Inn & Suites Wytheville
        Days Inn Wytheville
        Motel 6 Wytheville
        Knights Inn Wytheville
        Econo Lodge Wytheville
        Travelodge Wytheville
        BEST WESTERN Wytheville Inn

Blacksburg (Virginia)  (13 answers)
    Heart Strings Pet Lodging And Spa  (1 mention)
    Virginia-Maryland Regional College - Vet Teaching Hospital  (1 mention)
    Companion Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    Flying Fur!  (1 mention)
    questions about Blacksburg (Virginia):
        Eat/Hike/Anything else for 1-Day visit?
        6 hours from savanna georgia

Shenandoah Caverns
    Crooked Run Cellars  (1 mention)
    Cave Ridge Vineyard  (1 mention)
    Old Hill Cider  (1 mention)
    Wolf Gap Vineyard & Winery  (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 Super 8 Motel Mount Jackson.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Motel 6  (1 mention)
Days Inn New Market  (1 mention)

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.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Crooked Run Cellars  (1 mention)
Cave Ridge Vineyard  (1 mention)
Old Hill Cider  (1 mention)

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  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Fun free things to do in D.C.?  (11 answers)

profile  Annemarie from New York City asked:
Getting from Union Station to National Mall?  (10 answers)

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 471 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 17 minutes
83 Asheville travel answers
13 Blacksburg (Virginia) travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers


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