9 days in Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

9 days in Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Luray
— 3 nights
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Lexington
— 4 nights

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 4th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Dean Cemetery and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then hike along Limberlost Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park online sightseeing planner.

Orlando to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for little chillier days in Shenandoah National Park, with highs around 71°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail

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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.
Explore Luray's surroundings by going to Harrisonburg (Purple Wolf Vineyard & White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard), Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in McGaheysville) and Winchester (Rocking S Ranch & Marker-Miller Orchards). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and take a pleasant ride with Jordan Hollow Stables.

Plan my day in Luray using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Luray in 1.5 hours. October in Luray sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Staunton (Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Frontier Culture Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park, examine the collection at George C. Marshall Museum, steep yourself in history at Stonewall Jackson House, and pause for some photo ops at Dinosaur Kingdom II.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington online itinerary builder.

Drive from Luray to Lexington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Luray in October, expect nights in Lexington to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Virginia Military Institute ©
Virginia Military Institute