10 days in West Virginia Itinerary

10 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia itinerary planner

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Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport, Drive to Moundsville
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Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Lansing
— 1 night
Drive
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Marlinton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive

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Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Fostoria Glass Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palace of Gold, then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vrindaban Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Glass Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moundsville tour planner.

Hellertown to Moundsville is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In May in Moundsville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, then contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, and then view the masterpieces at West Virginia American Art Glass.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Weston itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Weston takes 2.5 hours. May in Weston sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Hill Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Midland Trail Scenic Highway, then ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and finally walk around Little Creek Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Weston to Charleston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Charleston

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lansing

— 1 night
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lansing journey planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Charleston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lansing, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Marlinton.

Things to do in Lansing

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Marlinton

— 2 nights
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Get outdoors at Falls of Hills Creek and Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum and Marlinton Railroad Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Marlinton: Snowshoe (Shavers Lake & Lift Rides & Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, immerse yourself in nature at Seneca State Forest, stroll around Watoga State Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenbrier River Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marlinton driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lansing to Marlinton in 2 hours. When traveling from Lansing in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marlinton: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry

— 3 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Discover out-of-the-way places like George C. Marshall's Dodona Manor and Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Frederick State Park and Armory Canal Trail. Take a break from Harpers Ferry with a short trip to Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park in Leesburg, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maryland Heights Trail, contemplate the long history of John Brown's Fort, and stop by DeFluri's.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marlinton to Harpers Ferry takes 4 hours. Traveling from Marlinton in May, you will find days in Harpers Ferry are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.