7 days in West Virginia & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

7 days in West Virginia & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

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7 days in West Virginia & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  4​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Marlinton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fayetteville
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Newark

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 28th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and then hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry attractions tool .

Newark to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newark in September since evenings lows in Harpers Ferry dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Outdoors Trails Wildlife
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

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Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smooth Ambler Distillery, admire the sheer force of Falls of Hills Creek, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbrier River Trail. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Highland Scenic Highway.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marlinton trip planner .

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Marlinton in 4 hours. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in September, expect nights in Marlinton to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hillsboro, Smooth Ambler Distillery, Greenbrier River Trail
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Beartown State Park ©
Beartown State Park
Smooth Ambler Distillery ©
Smooth Ambler Distillery
Falls of Hills Creek ©
Falls of Hills Creek

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Battle Run Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Hawks Nest State Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville road trip tool .

You can drive from Marlinton to Fayetteville in 2 hours. When traveling from Marlinton in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fayetteville: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Battle Run Beach, Hawks Nest State Park
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Hawks Nest State Park ©
Hawks Nest State Park

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Get outdoors at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours. Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and Chincoteague Bay Field Station will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chincoteague Island: Janes Island State Park (in Crisfield) and Delmarva Discovery Center (in Pocomoke City). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Fayetteville to Chincoteague Island with the Route module. Traveling from Fayetteville in October, things will get a bit warmer in Chincoteague Island: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Janes Island State Park, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Delmarva Discovery Center
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Janes Island State Park ©
Janes Island State Park

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