10 days in West Virginia Itinerary

10 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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10 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Elkins
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Nashville

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Babcock State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park, and then view the masterpieces at Tamarack.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Fayetteville trip itinerary planner.

Nashville to Fayetteville is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Fayetteville due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nashville in August, with highs in Fayetteville at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beckley, Babcock State Park, Whipple Company Store and Museum
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New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia ©

3
nights
Elkins

Elkins ©
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Venture out of the city with trips to Davis (Blackwater Falls State Park & WVHighlands Artisan Gallery), Blackwater Outdoor Adventures (in Parsons) and Weston (Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum & Appalachian Glass). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center, look and learn at Green Bank Observatory, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bickel Knob Observation Tower, and admire the majestic nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Elkins road trip website .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Elkins takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Elkins can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Elkins

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Davis, Weston, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, Green Bank Observatory
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc. ©

2
nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), walk around Grand Vue Park, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and finally take in the views from Suspension Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Oglebay Park, catch a bit of excitement at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

Plan my day in Wheeling using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Elkins to Wheeling in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wheeling are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Wheeling

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moundsville
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Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 23rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Jefferson Rock, then take some stellar pictures from Split Rock Overlook, then don't miss a visit to Meriwether Lewis replica boat, and finally hike along Armory Canal Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Wheeling to Harpers Ferry in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In August, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Split Rock Overlook ©
Split Rock Overlook
Jefferson Rock ©
Jefferson Rock

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