3 days in West Virginia Itinerary

3 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night


Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 11th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort, then make a trip to White Hall Tavern, and finally try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry day trip planning site.

Washington to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to White Sulphur Springs.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
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White Sulphur Springs — 1 night

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, then get a sense of history and politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, and then relax and rejuvenate at Pomona Salt Cave And Spa.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the White Sulphur Springs day trip planning site.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to White Sulphur Springs in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Harpers Ferry, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in White Sulphur Springs, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
Spas · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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West Virginia travel guide

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.