31 days in Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

31 days in Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

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Luray
— 9 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 8 nights
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Lexington
— 7 nights
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Winchester
— 6 nights

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Luray

Luray ©

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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.
Cooter's in Luray and Mary Washington House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kenmore Plantation and Gardens and Mulberry Row. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luray: Spruce Knob (in Riverton), Culpeper (Moving Meadows Farm & Museum of Culpeper History) and Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, steep yourself in history at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, have some family-friendly fun at The Garden Maze, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawksbill Brewing Co.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luray road trip app.

Buffalo to Luray is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Buffalo in June, expect nights in Luray to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Rag Mountain Hike and Limberlost Trail. Popular historic sites such as James Madison's Montpelier and Dean Cemetery are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to James Madison Museum (in Orange), Purple Wolf Vineyard (in Harrisonburg) and Marceline Vineyards (in Mount Crawford). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Skyline Drive, get outside with Shenandoah River Adventures, trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Plan trip to Shenandoah National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

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Limberlost Trail
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Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Lee Chapel and Museum and Trinity Episcopal Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stonewall Jackson House and Booker T. Washington National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Lynchburg (Blackwater Creek Trail & Point of Honor), The Greenbrier (in White Sulphur Springs) and Lewisburg (Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg & Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Washington and Lee University, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery, try your luck at Virginia Horse Center, and grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington online road trip planner.

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Lexington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Lexington is a bit cooler than Shenandoah National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Winchester.

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Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Flight 93 Memorial Chapel. Evergreen Cemetery and Belle Grove Plantation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (East Cavalry Battlefield & Gettysburg National Cemetery), Antietam National Cemetery (in Sharpsburg) and Monocacy National Battlefield (in Frederick). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, explore the galleries of Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, and take in the history at Kernstown Battlefield and Pritchard House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Winchester trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lexington to Winchester in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Lexington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Winchester, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Winchester

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Evergreen Cemetery
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