5 days in Luray & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

5 days in Luray & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary planner

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Luray
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights

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Luray

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns, then get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Belle Grove Plantation, then explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns, and then Head underground at Luray Caverns.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luray online journey planner.

Shenandoah National Park to Luray is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October in Luray, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Get outdoors at Skyline Drive and Limberlost Trail. Change things up with a short trip to SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts in Elkton (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skyland, and hike along Mary's Rock Summit Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Luray to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip