9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Weston
— 2 nights
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Oak Hill
— 3 nights
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Marlinton
— 2 nights
Drive to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, get great views at The Point, then contemplate the long history of John Brown's Fort, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at River Riders. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip planner.

New York City to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Harpers Ferry dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Weston

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, view the masterpieces at Artworks, and then look for all kinds of wild species at West Virginia State Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Weston holiday planner.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Weston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oak Hill.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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Oak Hill

Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like New River Gorge National River and Thurmond. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Battle Run Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oak Hill: Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park (in Summersville) and Summersville Lake Lighthouse (in Mount Nebo). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on TreeTops Canopy Tour, test your problem-solving skills at Escape-A-Torium, and hike along Endless Wall Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oak Hill trip builder website.

You can drive from Weston to Oak Hill in 2 hours. In September in Oak Hill, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marlinton.

Things to do in Oak Hill

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Marlinton

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center and then admire all the interesting features of Highland Scenic Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Watoga State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Marlinton trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Oak Hill to Marlinton by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Oak Hill in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marlinton: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

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.