10 days in Indianapolis & Luray Itinerary

10 days in Indianapolis & Luray Itinerary

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10 days in Indianapolis & Luray Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
1
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Luray
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belgian Horse Winery and Indiana War Memorial. Get outdoors at Exotic Feline Rescue Center and morse lake Indiana. Venture out of the city with trips to Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield) and Oliver Winery (in Bloomington). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Sodalis Nature Park, stop by Grapevine Cottage, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Indianapolis. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luray.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Sodalis Nature Park, Belgian Horse Winery, morse lake Indiana, Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.
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Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indiana War Memorial ©
Indiana War Memorial

5
nights
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like James Madison's Montpelier and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallery On Madison and River District Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Luray: Finders Keepers (in Orange), Shenandoah National Park (Bearfence Mountain & Old Rag Mountain Hike) and Desert Rose Ranch & Winery (in Hume). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Skyline Drive, identify plant and animal life at Dolly Sods, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve, and shop like a local with Moving Meadows Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray visit planner .

Getting from Indianapolis to Luray by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Luray are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Sperryville, James Madison's Montpelier, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Desert Rose Ranch & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

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