12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lansing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
White Sulphur Springs
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: London

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Appalachian Power Park, then trek along Midland Trail Scenic Highway, then get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kanawha State Forest.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner .

London, UK to Charleston is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Charleston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Charleston to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Midland Trail Scenic Highway
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Appalachian Power Park ©
Appalachian Power Park
Kanawha State Forest ©
Kanawha State Forest
Capitol Market ©
Capitol Market

1
night
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hawks Nest Rail Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lansing tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Lansing in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Charleston in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lansing: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hawks Nest Rail Trail, New River Gorge National River
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River

6
nights
White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs ©
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falling Springs Waterfall and Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around White Sulphur Springs: Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (in Cass), Hillsboro (Pearl S. Buck Birthplace & Falls of Hills Creek) and Snowshoe (Shavers Lake & Lift Rides & Raven Golf Club). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Humpback Bridge, take a peaceful walk through Monongahela National Forest, get great views at Dan Ingalls Overlook, and stroll through Jackson River Scenic Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our White Sulphur Springs tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Lansing to White Sulphur Springs takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in White Sulphur Springs can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Covington, Warm Springs, Marlinton, Snowshoe, Hillsboro
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Falls of Hills Creek ©
Falls of Hills Creek
Shavers Lake & Lift Rides ©
Shavers Lake & Lift Rides
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center ©
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

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