25 days in West Virginia & New Orleans Itinerary

25 days in West Virginia & New Orleans Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Harpers Ferry
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Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 9 nights
Fly
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lansing
— 2 nights
Drive
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White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Snowshoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Memmingen

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Harpers Ferry — 4 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Harpers Ferry is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, get great views at Split Rock Overlook, don't miss a visit to Jefferson Rock, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary website.

Memmingen, Germany to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Memmingen in May; daily highs in Harpers Ferry reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

New Orleans — 9 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, wander the streets of Royal Street, and examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Fly from Harpers Ferry to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Harpers Ferry to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Charleston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Charleston — 3 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Change things up with these side-trips from Charleston: Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum & Grandview State Park). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, take a stroll around Culture Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Creek Park, and get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Charleston attractions planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Charleston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Charleston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Charleston, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Lansing.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Side Trips

Lansing — 2 nights

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 19th (Thu), explore the activities along New River Gorge and then contemplate the waterfront views at New River Gorge National River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Fayette Station Road and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lansing planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Lansing in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Charleston in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lansing: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to White Sulphur Springs.
Nature · Parks
Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs — 1 night

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Bend Recreation Area, then center your mind and body at The Salt Cave and Spa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Greenbrier.

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Getting from Lansing to White Sulphur Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Snowshoe.
Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Snowshoe — 1 night

Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore by horseback at Cheat Mountain Stables, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, and then stroll through Shavers Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Snowshoe trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from White Sulphur Springs to Snowshoe takes 2 hours. While traveling from White Sulphur Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Snowshoe, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Weston.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Weston — 2 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): gain insight at Augusta Heritage Center and then get engrossed in the history at The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Weston planner.

Traveling by car from Snowshoe to Weston takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Snowshoe in May: highs in Weston hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Moundsville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip

Moundsville — 1 night

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary and then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Moundsville trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Weston to Moundsville in 2.5 hours. May in Moundsville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums

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.