Be prepared for endless viewpoints over the Shenandoah Valley, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Massanutten Mountain Range. Plan your drive well to incorporate hikes, picnic areas, stopping at the best viewpoints, and lodges.
Fall is an especially popular time to travel along Skyline Drive, with its colorful foliage from late September to mid-November. Spring is also a great time to visit with spectacular views of wildflowers and mountain laurels.
At 105 miles long with a maximum 35 mph speed limit, it will take 3-4 hours to drive from one end to the other including a few stops. If you want to add in a few hikes and see some of Shenandoah’s attractions, then you’re looking at a full-day adventure at least.