2 days in West Virginia Itinerary

2 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Charles Town
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Charles Town

— 1 night
Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. On the 28th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from The Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Charles Town trip planner.

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 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Charles Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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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.