6 days in Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

6 days in Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shenandoah Valley trip planner

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Luray
— 1 day
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Luray

— 1 day

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.
On the 10th (Sat), trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, Head underground at Luray Caverns, and then examine the collection at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luray trip planner.

Washington DC to Luray is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Luray is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns, stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery, and then explore the activities along Skyline Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lexington

— 3 nights
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Staunton (Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum & Frontier Culture Museum) and White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard (in Harrisonburg). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park, take in the pleasant sights at Dinosaur Kingdom II, appreciate the history behind Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Caverns At Natural Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Lexington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Shenandoah National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Lexington, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips