8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  3 h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Marlinton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Lansing
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along Armory Canal Trail and then try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of The Point, and then hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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

Philadelphia to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Harpers Ferry dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races ©
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

2
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park, then visit Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, and then identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More, explore the fascinating underground world of Seneca Caverns, and then explore the striking landscape at Seneca Rocks.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Davis trip app.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Davis takes 2.5 hours. July in Davis sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Seneca Caverns, Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More ©
Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More
Seneca Caverns ©
Seneca Caverns

2
nights
Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery, then immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Hills Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenbrier River Trail, and then stroll around Watoga State Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marlinton online attractions planner.

You can drive from Davis to Marlinton in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Davis in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Marlinton, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Smooth Ambler Distillery, Falls of Hills Creek, Greenbrier River Trail
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Beartown State Park ©
Beartown State Park
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center ©
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center
Falls of Hills Creek ©
Falls of Hills Creek

2
nights
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Battle Run Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cathedral Falls and then trek along Endless Wall Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lansing trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Marlinton to Lansing by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Marlinton in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lansing: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Babcock State Park, New River Gorge National River, Battle Run Beach, Cathedral Falls
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
Cathedral Falls ©
Cathedral Falls

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