6 days in Luray & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

6 days in Luray & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Luray & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Start: Luray
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Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Shenandoah National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Luray

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike and then Head underground at Luray Caverns.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luray attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Luray. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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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 Bearfence Mountain to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Shenandoah National Park side-trips: Michie Tavern ca. 1784 (in Charlottesville), Virginia Safari Park (in Natural Bridge) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). There's still lots to do: cruise along Skyline Drive, stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and deepen your understanding at Virginia Military Institute.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park online day trip planner .

Drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. October in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

James Madison's Montpelier, Virginia Safari Park, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Michie Tavern ca. 1784, Virginia Military Institute
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park

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