7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Morgantown
— 1 day
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Lansing
— 1 night
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Marlinton
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Morgantown

Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pricketts Fort State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at WVU Core Arboretum, then gain insight at West Virginia University, and finally pause for some photo ops at Don Knotts Statue.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Morgantown online journey planner.

Philadelphia to Morgantown is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June in Morgantown, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Morgantown

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Charleston

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance and Culture Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Huntington (Heritage Farm Museum and Village, Ritter Park, &more), Tu-Endie-Wei State Park (in Point Pleasant) and Blenko Glass Co (in Milton). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Fort Boreman Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Kanawha State Forest, get curious at Clay Center, and hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Charleston road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Morgantown to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. June in Charleston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lansing

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Fayette Station Road, explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, then stroll through Endless Wall Trail, then admire the engineering at Summersville Dam, and finally take in the history at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lansing online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Charleston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lansing, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Marlinton.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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Marlinton

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbrier River Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Highland Scenic Highway.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Marlinton visit planner.

You can drive from Lansing to Marlinton in 2 hours. When traveling from Lansing in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marlinton: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Marlinton

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, stop by True Treats Historic Candy, then get great views at The Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jefferson Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip planning website.

Getting from Marlinton to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Marlinton in June, you will find days in Harpers Ferry are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.