7 days in Shenandoah National Park & Luray Itinerary

7 days in Shenandoah National Park & Luray Itinerary

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7 days in Shenandoah National Park & Luray Itinerary

Start: Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 day
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Shenandoah National Park

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
You've now added Skyline Drive to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hike along Limberlost Trail, then cruise along Skyline Drive, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Shenandoah National Park. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skyline Drive. On the 9th (Tue), experience rural life at White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

Find out how to plan Shenandoah National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Harrisonburg, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, Grand Caverns
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Luray Caverns. Change things up with a short trip to Massanutten Indoor WaterPark in McGaheysville (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike, get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns, and look for gifts at Primitive Corner.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luray trip builder .

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Luray takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, Shenandoah Caverns, Skyline Caverns
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark ©
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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