5 days in West Virginia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 day
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marlinton
— 1 night
Drive
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Lansing
— 1 night
Drive to Yeager Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Armory Canal Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

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Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from Washington DC in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Dean Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Rose River Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, then trek along Limberlost Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail, stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, then head outdoors with Shenandoah River Adventures, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally learn about winemaking at Brix and Columns Vineyards.

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Drive from Harpers Ferry to Shenandoah National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Marlinton

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. On the 17th (Fri), stroll around Watoga State Park, identify plant and animal life at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, then take a peaceful walk through Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, then grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail, and finally admire the majestic nature at Beartown State Park.

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Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Marlinton takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Shenandoah National Park in July; daily highs in Marlinton reach 74°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Lansing

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along Endless Wall Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cathedral Falls, and finally stroll through Long Point Trail.

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Traveling by car from Marlinton to Lansing takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marlinton in July: highs in Lansing hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.