8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Lansing
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Marlinton
— 1 night
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market, stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Our Lady of the Pines Church.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip maker.

Savannah to Charleston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Savannah in September, with highs in Charleston at 80°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Lansing

— 2 nights
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to New River Gorge National River and Whipple Company Store and Museum. Family-friendly places like Battle Run Beach and Long Point Trail will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at TreeTops Canopy Tour, trek along White Oak Rail Trail (Oak Hill Trail), explore the landscape on two wheels at Hawks Nest Rail Trail, and don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lansing trip planner.

Drive from Charleston to Lansing in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Charleston in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lansing: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Lansing

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Artworks, then contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, then take in the exciting artwork at West Virginia American Art Glass, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Lansing to Weston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Weston, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marlinton.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Marlinton

— 1 night
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Greenbrier River Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbrier River Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watoga State Park.

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Drive from Weston to Marlinton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Weston in September, expect nights in Marlinton to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Civil War Living History Museum, trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Harper Cemetery, then stop by True Treats Historic Candy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip maker app.

You can drive from Marlinton to Harpers Ferry in 4 hours. Traveling from Marlinton in September, you will find days in Harpers Ferry are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.