31 days in West Virginia Itinerary

31 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Charleston
— 6 nights
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Lansing
— 4 nights
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White Sulphur Springs
— 3 nights
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Snowshoe
— 3 nights
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Elkins
— 4 nights
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Morgantown
— 4 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 6 nights
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Charleston

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve and McDonough Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Parkersburg (Point Park, Fort Boreman Park, &more), Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, &more) and Washington's Western Lands Museum (in Ravenswood). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, take a stroll around Culture Center, and explore by horseback at Barboursville Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Orlando to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in August: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 84°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
nights
Lansing

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Get in touch with nature at TreeTops Canopy Tour and Endless Wall Trail. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, grab your bike and head to Hawks Nest Rail Trail, stroll through White Oak Rail Trail (Oak Hill Trail), and explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lansing tour 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. Traveling from Charleston in September, you will find days in Lansing are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

3
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White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Escape the urban bustle at The Greenbrier and Blue Bend Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from White Sulphur Springs: Marlinton (Watoga State Park & Beartown State Park) and Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park (in Hillsboro). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Salt Cave and Spa, ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, steep yourself in history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your White Sulphur Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Lansing to White Sulphur Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in White Sulphur Springs can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Snowshoe.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Snowshoe

Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. Get in touch with nature at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail and Shavers Lake & Lift Rides. Venture out of the city with trips to Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank), Spruce Knob (in Riverton) and Falls of Hills Creek (in Hillsboro). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheat Mountain Stables, look for all kinds of wild species at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, immerse yourself in nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Snowshoe journey builder site.

You can drive from White Sulphur Springs to Snowshoe in 2 hours. When traveling from White Sulphur Springs in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Snowshoe: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Elkins.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Elkins

Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Take a break from the city and head to Dolly Sods and Bickel Knob Observation Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Elkins side-trips: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (in Weston), West Virginia State Wildlife Center (in French Creek) and Seneca Rocks (in Seneca Rocks). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc..

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Elkins trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Snowshoe to Elkins takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Snowshoe in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Elkins, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Morgantown.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Morgantown

Take a break from the city and head to Cheat Lake Trail and Pricketts Fort State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Morgantown side-trips: Cockayne Farmstead (in Glen Dale), Moundsville (West Virginia Penitentiary, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, &more) and Wheeling (Oglebay Park & West Virginia Independence Hall).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Morgantown online road trip planner.

You can drive from Elkins to Morgantown in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Elkins in September, Morgantown is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Morgantown

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
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Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Visiting Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Armory Canal Trail will get you outdoors. Explore Harpers Ferry's surroundings by going to Berkeley Springs (Morgan County Observatory & Cacapon Resort State Park), Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Hedgesville) and Orr's Farm Market (in Martinsburg). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get great views at Split Rock Overlook, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip planner.

Getting from Morgantown to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.