5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 day
2
Marlinton
— 2 nights
3
Lansing
— 1 night
4
Charleston
— 1 night

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 14th (Tue), look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy, contemplate the long history of The Point, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, thenidentify plant and animal life at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and finally hike along Armory Canal Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Harpers Ferry dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Point ©
The Point
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

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Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. On the 15th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Highland Scenic Highway, thenhike along Shavers Lake & Lift Rides, and then admire the majestic nature at Beartown State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Watoga State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Hills Creek, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbrier River Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marlinton travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Marlinton takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Harpers Ferry in July; daily highs in Marlinton reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Greenbrier River Trail, Shavers Lake & Lift Rides, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Falls of Hills Creek
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Shavers Lake & Lift Rides ©
Shavers Lake & Lift Rides
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center ©
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center
Beartown State Park ©
Beartown State Park

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Endless Wall Trail, explore the striking landscape of New River Gorge National River, stroll through Long Point Trail, thenenjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, and finally take in the history at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lansing attractions planning website.

Drive from Marlinton to Lansing in 2 hours. When traveling from Marlinton in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lansing: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

New River Gorge National River, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Long Point Trail, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park ©
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
Summersville Lake Lighthouse ©
Summersville Lake Lighthouse

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 18th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, take a stroll around Culture Center, trek along Midland Trail Scenic Highway, admire the majestic nature at Kanawha State Forest, thenmake a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charleston online route planner.

Drive from Lansing to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Midland Trail Scenic Highway
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Kanawha State Forest ©
Kanawha State Forest
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery
Capitol Market ©
Capitol Market

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