5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
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Fairmont
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Berkeley Springs
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 31st (Sun), stroll the grounds of Antietam National Cemetery, examine the collection at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Pry House Field Hospital Museum. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Vintage Lady, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and finally trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary tool.

Newark to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fairmont.
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Fairmont — 1 night

Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, view the masterpieces at Artworks, then stroll around Palatine Park, and finally examine the collection at Telephone Museum.

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You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Fairmont in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Fairmont are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 1 night

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. On the 3rd (Wed), ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, and then take a stroll around Culture Center.

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Getting from Fairmont to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berkeley Springs.
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Berkeley Springs — 1 night

Berkeley Springs is a town in, and the county seat of, Morgan County, West Virginia, USA, in the state's Eastern Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Cacapon Resort State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Frederick State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Berkeley Springs State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Berkeley Springs trip itinerary site.

Getting from Charleston to Berkeley Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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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.
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