18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Charles Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Harrisonburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Mount Crawford
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Mount Solon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Riverton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Elkins
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Fairmont
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Buckhannon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Lansing
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Charles Town

Charles Town ©
Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Antietam National Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Charles Town trip generator.

Washington DC to Charles Town is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Charles Town, with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Harrisonburg.

Things to do in Charles Town

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg ©
Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the U.S. On the 25th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Harrisonburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charles Town to Harrisonburg in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You'll set off for Mount Crawford on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Harrisonburg

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Luray, Shenandoah Caverns, Skyline Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©

1
day
Mount Crawford

Mount Crawford ©
Mount Crawford is a town in Rockingham County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then Head underground at Grand Caverns.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mount Crawford holiday planner.

Mount Crawford is just a short distance from Harrisonburg. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Solon.

Things to do in Mount Crawford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Grand Caverns
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Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

1
night
Mount Solon

Mount Solon ©
Mount Solon is an unincorporated community in Augusta County, Virginia, United States, 22mi southwest of Harrisonburg and 20mi north of Staunton. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Natural Chimneys.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Solon itinerary planner.

Mount Solon is just a stone's throw from Mount Crawford. July in Mount Solon sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Riverton.

Things to do in Mount Solon

Nature Parks
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Natural Chimneys Park and Campground ©

1
night
Riverton

Riverton ©
Riverton is an unincorporated community on the North Fork South Branch Potomac River in Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. On the 29th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Seneca Rocks Discovery Center and then take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Riverton sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mount Solon to Riverton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, Riverton is slightly colder than Mount Solon - with highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Riverton

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Seneca Rocks
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Seneca Rocks ©
Seneca Rocks

2
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 30th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Swallow Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Wisp Resort and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Davis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Riverton to Davis takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Oakland, Wisp Resort
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Swallow Falls State Park ©
Swallow Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Deep Creek Lake State Park ©
Deep Creek Lake State Park

2
nights
Elkins

Elkins ©
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolly Sods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Monongahela National Forest.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Elkins travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Davis to Elkins by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Davis in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Elkins, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fairmont.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trip

Monongahela National Forest
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Dolly Sods ©
Dolly Sods
Monongahela National Forest ©
Monongahela National Forest

1
night
Fairmont

Fairmont ©
Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Pricketts Fort State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Valley Falls State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Heston Farm.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairmont travel planner.

Drive from Elkins to Fairmont in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Buckhannon.

Things to do in Fairmont

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley Falls State Park
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Pricketts Fort State Park ©
Pricketts Fort State Park
Heston Farm ©
Heston Farm
Valley Falls State Park ©
Valley Falls State Park

3
nights
Buckhannon

Buckhannon ©
Buckhannon is the only incorporated city in, and the county seat of, Upshur County, West Virginia, United States, and is located along the Buckhannon River. Explore Buckhannon's surroundings by going to Weston (The Museum Of American Glass, Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, & more), Stonewall Resort (in Roanoke) and Holly River State Park (in Hacker Valley). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Audra State Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buckhannon trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Fairmont to Buckhannon in an hour. In August in Buckhannon, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Buckhannon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Weston, Stonewall Resort Recreation, Holly River State Park
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Audra State Park ©
Audra State Park
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass

3
nights
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Lansing side-trips: Beckley (Tamarack & Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum), Charleston (West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, West Virginia State Museum, & more) and Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg). There's much more to do: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lansing tour planner.

Drive from Buckhannon to Lansing in 2 hours. In August in Lansing, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Charleston, Beckley, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Lost World Caverns, New River Gorge Bridge
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New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Lost World Caverns ©
Lost World Caverns

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