5 days in Roanoke & West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Roanoke & West Virginia Itinerary

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Roanoke
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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Summersville
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Roanoke — 2 nights

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. You've added Roanoke Valley Greenways, City Market, Bottom Creek Gorge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll through Carvins Cove Natural Reserve and then take some stellar pictures from McAfee Knob. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at City Market, admire the verdant scenery at Roanoke Valley Greenways, and then stroll through Bottom Creek Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Roanoke trip planner.

Herndon to Roanoke is an approximately 4-hour car ride. July in Roanoke sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip

Fayetteville — 2 nights

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Long Point Trail, Cathedral Falls and Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Cathedral Falls and then trek along Long Point Trail. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, look for gifts at Tamarack Marketplace, and then admire the sheer force of Falls of Hills Creek.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville tour planner.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Fayetteville takes 3 hours. Traveling from Roanoke in August, expect Fayetteville to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Summersville.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Summersville

Summersville is a city in Nicholas County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 3,572 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the history at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park and then see human ingenuity at work at Summersville Dam.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Summersville trip planner.

Summersville is very close to Fayetteville. In August, daytime highs in Summersville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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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.