4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Train to Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Fly to Charleston
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Charleston
— Few hours
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive

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Charleston

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol and then take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charleston road trip planning site.

New York City to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Charleston hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, then look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, then visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse, and finally snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Charleston in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fayetteville: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry tour planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Harpers Ferry in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.