7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Lewisburg
— 2 nights
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Lansing
— 2 nights
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Moundsville
— 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.
On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to John Brown's Fort, contemplate the long history of The Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and finally hike along Armory Canal Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then stop by True Treats Historic Candy.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary app.

Pittsburgh to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Lewisburg

— 2 nights
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, and finally stroll the grounds of Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Watoga State Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbrier River Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lewisburg online tour planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Lewisburg by car takes about 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lewisburg can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Lansing

— 2 nights
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Endless Wall Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, then visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Long Point Trail, see a world frozen in time at Thurmond, and then look for all kinds of wild species at TreeTops Canopy Tour.

Plan trip to Lansing with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Lewisburg to Lansing by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moundsville sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Lansing to Moundsville takes 4 hours. June in Moundsville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites · Museums

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.