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

— 6 nights
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 Grandview State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to McDonough Wildlife Refuge (in Vienna), Washington's Western Lands Museum (in Ravenswood) and Parkersburg (Point Park, Fort Boreman Park, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Creek Park, and admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston road trip app.

Orlando to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Charleston at 84°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lansing

— 4 nights
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Get in touch with nature at TreeTops Canopy Tour and New River Gorge National River. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Endless Wall Trail, grab your bike and head to Hawks Nest Rail Trail, hike along White Oak Rail Trail (Oak Hill Trail), and take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lansing travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs

— 3 nights
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Escape the urban bustle at The Greenbrier and Beartown State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from White Sulphur Springs: Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park (in Hillsboro) and Watoga State Park (in Marlinton). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Blue Bend Recreation Area, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Salt Cave and Spa, and steep yourself in history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the White Sulphur Springs online trip builder.

You can drive from Lansing to White Sulphur Springs in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in White Sulphur Springs can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Snowshoe.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Snowshoe

— 3 nights
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 Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Spruce Knob (in Riverton), Falls of Hills Creek (in Hillsboro) and Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheat Mountain Stables, trek along Shavers Lake & Lift Rides, 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

Elkins

— 4 nights
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Take a break from the city and head to Dolly Sods and Blackwater Falls State Park. 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, take a peaceful walk through Bickel Knob Observation Tower, 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

Morgantown

— 4 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Cheat Lake Trail and Coopers Rock State Forest. 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

Harpers Ferry

— 6 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Visiting Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Zipline will get you outdoors. Explore Harpers Ferry's surroundings by going to Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Hedgesville), Orr's Farm Market (in Martinsburg) and Berkeley Springs (Morgan County Observatory & Cacapon Resort State Park). There's much more to do: hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, take some stellar pictures from Split Rock Overlook, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Armory Canal Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip planner.

You can drive from Morgantown to Harpers Ferry in 3 hours. In September in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to 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.