5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
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Fairmont
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Berkeley Springs
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Antietam National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Pry House Field Hospital Museum. On your second day here, stop by The Vintage Lady, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and finally trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Harpers Ferry trip planning site.

Newark to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fairmont.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Fairmont — 1 night

Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, stop by Appalachian Glass, steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, then view the masterpieces at Artworks, then walk around Palatine Park, and finally examine the collection at Telephone Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fairmont day trip planning website.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Fairmont in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Fairmont are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Charleston — 1 night

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. On the 21st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and then take a stroll around Culture Center.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Charleston road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Fairmont to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Berkeley Springs.
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Shopping · Museums

Berkeley Springs — 1 night

Berkeley Springs is a town in, and the county seat of, Morgan County, West Virginia, USA, in the state's Eastern Panhandle. On the 22nd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Cacapon Resort State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Frederick State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Berkeley Springs State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Berkeley Springs holiday planning site.

You can drive from Charleston to Berkeley Springs in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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Nature · Parks
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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.
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