8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Charleston — 2 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Clay Center and Avampato Discovery Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Kanawha State Forest and Midland Trail Scenic Highway. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Appalachian Distillery (in Ripley) and Point Pleasant (Point Pleasant River Museum, Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, &more).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charleston attractions planner.

Indianapolis to Charleston is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in March, expect nights in Charleston to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lansing.
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Lansing — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, hike along Endless Wall Trail, then explore the striking landscape of New River Gorge National River, and finally surround yourself with nature on TreeTops Canopy Tour. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road, trek along Long Point Trail, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bridge Brew Works, and finally admire the sheer force of Cathedral Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lansing online travel planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Lansing in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Charleston in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Lansing, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hinton.
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Hinton — 1 night

On the 29th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Bluestone State Park, admire the majestic nature at Pipestem State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Sandstone Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hinton online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lansing to Hinton takes 1.5 hours. In March in Hinton, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riverton.
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Riverton — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Seneca Caverns and then trek along Spruce Knob.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Riverton travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hinton to Riverton. In March, daily temperatures in Riverton can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum, make a trip to The Point, then stop by True Treats Historic Candy, then make a trip to Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Riverton to Harpers Ferry takes 3 hours. In March in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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West Virginia travel guide

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.