8 days in Philadelphia & West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Philadelphia & West Virginia Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Tyler Arboretum (in Media). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, engage your brain at Mutter Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, and walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Harpers Ferry trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Harpers Ferry in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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.