11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marlinton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lewisburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lansing
— 2 nights
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Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry attractions planner.

Charlotte to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Weston

— 2 nights
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, identify plant and animal life at West Virginia State Wildlife Center, and then steep yourself in history at Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines and then steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Weston day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Weston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Harpers Ferry, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Weston, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marlinton.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Marlinton

— 3 nights
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park and Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Watoga State Park and Greenbrier River Trail. Step out of Marlinton with an excursion to Spruce Knob in Riverton--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, take a peaceful walk through Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, and immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marlinton online trip maker.

You can drive from Weston to Marlinton in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Weston in July, you will find days in Marlinton are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Lewisburg

— 2 nights
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 3,830 at the 2010 census. On the 20th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sandstone Falls. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery, and then identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lewisburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from Marlinton to Lewisburg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marlinton in July: highs in Lewisburg hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lansing

— 2 nights
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road, then hike along Endless Wall Trail, and then take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Thurmond, then visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lansing online trip builder.

You can drive from Lewisburg to Lansing in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.