31 days in Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

31 days in Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

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Luray
— 9 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 8 nights
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Lexington
— 7 nights
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Winchester
— 6 nights

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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.
Cooter's in Luray and Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kenmore Plantation and Gardens and Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luray: Mary Washington House (in Fredericksburg), Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth) and Culpeper (Moving Meadows Farm & Museum of Culpeper History). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, get your game on at The Garden Maze, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luray trip itinerary maker app.

Buffalo to Luray is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Buffalo in June, expect nights in Luray to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Gari Melchers Home and Studio ©
Gari Melchers Home and Studio

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Rag Mountain Hike and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Popular historic sites such as James Madison's Montpelier and Dean Cemetery are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Purple Wolf Vineyard (in Harrisonburg), James Madison Museum (in Orange) and Bluestone Vineyard (in Bridgewater). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls, hike along Limberlost Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary's Rock Summit Trail, and head outdoors with Shenandoah River Adventures.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luray to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Lee Chapel and Museum and Stonewall Jackson House will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Washington and Lee University and Mc Cormick Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Trinity Episcopal Church (in Staunton), Booker T. Washington National Monument (in Hardy) and Lynchburg (Blackwater Creek Trail & Point of Honor). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at George C. Marshall Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery, try your luck at Virginia Horse Center, and grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington online road trip planner.

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Lexington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Lexington is a bit cooler than Shenandoah National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Virginia Horse Center ©
Virginia Horse Center
Washington and Lee University ©
Washington and Lee University
Booker T. Washington National Monument ©
Booker T. Washington National Monument

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Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Flight 93 Memorial Chapel. Evergreen Cemetery and Belle Grove Plantation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Antietam National Cemetery (in Sharpsburg), Gettysburg (East Cavalry Battlefield & Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Monocacy National Battlefield (in Frederick). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Patsy Cline Historic House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, look for gifts at Marker-Miller Orchards, and take in the history at Third Winchester Battlefield.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Winchester trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lexington to Winchester in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Lexington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Winchester, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Patsy Cline Historic House ©
Patsy Cline Historic House
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel ©
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery