11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Morgantown
— 1 night
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Parkersburg
— 1 night
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Huntington
— 2 nights
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Lansing
— 2 nights
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Marlinton
— 3 nights
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Riverton
— 1 night
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Morgantown — 1 night

On the 1st (Wed), gain insight at West Virginia University and then admire the natural beauty at West Virginia Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Valley Falls State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pricketts Fort State Park.

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Philadelphia to Morgantown is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Morgantown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Parkersburg.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Parkersburg — 1 night

Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Blennerhassett Museum and then get great views at Fort Boreman Park.

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You can drive from Morgantown to Parkersburg in 2 hours. In September in Parkersburg, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Huntington.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Huntington — 2 nights

Huntington is a city in Cabell County and Wayne County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Heritage Farm Museum and Village and then admire the masterpieces at Huntington Museum of Art. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Harris Riverfront Park and then stroll around Ritter Park.

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Traveling by car from Parkersburg to Huntington takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lansing.
Museums · Parks

Lansing — 2 nights

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Endless Wall Trail and then explore the activities along New River Gorge National River. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Summersville Dam and then admire the sheer force of Cathedral Falls.

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You can drive from Huntington to Lansing in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Huntington in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Lansing, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marlinton.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Marlinton — 3 nights

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Watoga State Park and Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. Go for a jaunt from Marlinton to White Sulphur Springs to see The Greenbrier about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail, admire the majestic nature at Beartown State Park, and cruise along Highland Scenic Highway.

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Traveling by car from Lansing to Marlinton takes 2 hours. When traveling from Lansing in September, plan for slightly colder days in Marlinton, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Riverton.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Riverton — 1 night

Riverton is an unincorporated community on the North Fork South Branch Potomac River in Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. Riverton lies along U.S. Highway 33/West Virginia Route 28 in the Monongahela National Forest.ClimateThis climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Seneca Caverns and then trek along Spruce Knob.

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Getting from Marlinton to Riverton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Marlinton in September, you will find days in Riverton are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.