5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Charleston
— Few hours
2
Fayetteville
— 1 night
3
Elkins
— 2 nights
4
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 15th (Wed), try to win big at Mardi Gras Casino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

New York City to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charleston when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mardi Gras Casino
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Mardi Gras Casino ©
Mardi Gras Casino

1
night
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes New River Gorge Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Charleston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fayetteville, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

New River Gorge National River, Zipline
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New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Zipline
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River

2
nights
Elkins

Elkins ©
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): shop like a local with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bickel Knob Observation Tower. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., then pause for some photo ops at Iron Horse Statue, then identify plant and animal life at Dolly Sods, and finally admire the majestic nature at Seneca Rocks.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Elkins trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Elkins takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Elkins can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Davis, Seneca Rocks
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Dolly Sods ©
Dolly Sods
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Seneca Rocks ©
Seneca Rocks

1
night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Elkins to Harpers Ferry in 3.5 hours. In July in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races ©
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
John Brown's Fort ©
John Brown's Fort

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