4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip planner
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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Yeager Airport, Drive to Lansing
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Lansing
— 1 day
Drive
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Marlinton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive

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Lansing — 1 day

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on TreeTops Canopy Tour, then explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, and then hike along Endless Wall Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lansing online visit planner.

Washington DC to Lansing is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get slightly colder in Lansing: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marlinton.
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Marlinton — 2 nights

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Watoga State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbrier River Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum, admire the sheer force of Falls of Hills Creek, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marlinton journey planning app.

Drive from Lansing to Marlinton in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lansing in May: highs in Marlinton hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from The Point, identify plant and animal life at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then trek along Armory Canal Trail, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marlinton to Harpers Ferry in 4 hours. Traveling from Marlinton in May, expect nights in Harpers Ferry to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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West Virginia travel guide

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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.
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