8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Allegheny Highlands Trail, get engrossed in the history at Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., then take an in-depth tour of The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College, and finally admire the majestic nature at Audra State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then brush up on your military savvy at Mountaineer Military Museum, and finally stroll through West Virginia State Wildlife Center.

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Houston to Weston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Weston. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get little chillier in Weston: highs are around 81°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marlinton.
Parks · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife
Side Trips

Marlinton — 3 nights

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Get outdoors at Beartown State Park and Watoga State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smooth Ambler Distillery and Greenbrier River Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to The Greenbrier (in White Sulphur Springs), Lewisburg (Old Stone Presbyterian Church & Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum) and Falls of Hills Creek (in Hillsboro). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, cruise along Highland Scenic Highway, hike along Shavers Lake & Lift Rides, and take in the pleasant sights at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area.

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Drive from Weston to Marlinton in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Weston in July, plan for slightly colder days in Marlinton, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Huntington.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Huntington — 1 night

Huntington is a city in Cabell County and Wayne County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll around Ritter Park, take an in-depth tour of Heritage Farm Museum and Village, then explore the world behind art at Huntington Museum of Art, and finally stop by Blenko Glass Co.

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You can drive from Marlinton to Huntington in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Marlinton in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Huntington, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Lansing.
Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Lansing — 2 nights

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 12th (Mon), trek along Endless Wall Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at New River Gorge National River, then hike along Long Point Trail, and finally surround yourself with nature on TreeTops Canopy Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cathedral Falls, then grab your bike and head to Hawks Nest Rail Trail, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Battle Run Beach.

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You can drive from Huntington to Lansing in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Huntington in July: highs in Lansing hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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West Virginia travel guide

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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.