5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip planner

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Yeager Airport, Fly to Atlanta


Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Point. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry holiday planner.

Atlanta to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Harpers Ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors


— 1 night
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Watoga State Park, stroll through Greenbrier River Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marlinton trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Marlinton by car takes about 4 hours. In July, Marlinton is slightly colder than Harpers Ferry - with highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip


— 2 nights
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 8th (Thu), hike along Endless Wall Trail, then explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, then visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): hike along Long Point Trail, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see a world frozen in time at Thurmond.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lansing trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Marlinton to Lansing takes 2 hours. Traveling from Marlinton in July, expect nights in Lansing to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

West Virginia travel guide

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.