11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia route planner

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Davis
— 1 night
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
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Weston
— 1 night
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Beckley
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and then trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then admire the striking features of Restoration Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip maker.

Philadelphia to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Cathedral State Park, take in the exciting artwork at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fairfax Stone State Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Davis online holiday planner.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Davis in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Wheeling

— 2 nights
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Palace of Gold, then snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, and then let little ones run wild at Oglebay Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wheeling online tour builder.

You can drive from Davis to Wheeling in 3 hours. In May in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Wheeling

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Weston journey planner.

Traveling by car from Wheeling to Weston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. On the 20th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Tamarack Marketplace. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, then hike along Grandview State Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Beckley online attractions planner.

You can drive from Weston to Beckley in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Beckley can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Point Pleasant (Mothman Museum, The Mason Jar, &more) and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (in Parkersburg). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, get curious at Clay Center, and ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Getting from Beckley to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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.