4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Marlinton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Thurmond. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, and finally take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Fayetteville attractions planner.

Philadelphia to Fayetteville is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Fayetteville when traveling from Philadelphia in December, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marlinton.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thurmond, New River Gorge National River, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Babcock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Thurmond ©
Thurmond

1
night
Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park, and then hike along Greenbrier River Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marlinton sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Marlinton takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Marlinton are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Greenbrier River Trail
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Beartown State Park ©
Beartown State Park
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area ©
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

1
night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, make a trip to White Hall Tavern, don't miss a visit to John Brown's Fort, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marlinton to Harpers Ferry takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
White Hall Tavern ©
White Hall Tavern

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