8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip planner

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Morgantown
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Morgantown
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marlinton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riverton
— 1 night
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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Morgantown

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Don Knotts Statue, then identify plant and animal life at Cheat Lake Trail, then do a tasting at Forks of Cheat Winery, and finally gain insight at West Virginia University.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Morgantown trip website.

Los Angeles to Morgantown is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Morgantown. In August, daily temperatures in Morgantown can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Morgantown

Wineries · Wildlife · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 2 nights
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along Endless Wall Trail, then get a dose of the wild on TreeTops Canopy Tour, then trek along Long Point Trail, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape-A-Torium. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Battle Run Beach, explore the activities along New River Gorge National River, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cathedral Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville day trip tool.

You can drive from Morgantown to Fayetteville in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Marlinton.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Marlinton

— 3 nights
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beartown State Park and Highland Scenic Highway. Get outdoors at Greenbrier River Trail and Watoga State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Marlinton: Shavers Lake & Lift Rides (in Snowshoe) and Falls of Hills Creek (in Hillsboro). There's much more to do: stroll through Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, delve into the lush surroundings at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, and steep yourself in history at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marlinton attractions planning site.

Getting from Fayetteville to Marlinton by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fayetteville in August: highs in Marlinton hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Riverton.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Riverton

— 1 night
Riverton is an unincorporated community on the North Fork South Branch Potomac River in Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. Riverton lies along U.S. Highway 33/West Virginia Route 28 in the Monongahela National Forest.ClimateThis climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Seneca Caverns and then stroll through Spruce Knob.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Riverton trip maker.

Getting from Marlinton to Riverton by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Marlinton in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Riverton: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riverton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.