11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Diego

3
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Harpers Ferry is known for nature, adventure, historic sites, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and get great views at Split Rock Overlook.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary builder site .

San Diego to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Harpers Ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in October, with highs in Harpers Ferry at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wheeling.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Shepherdstown
Highlights from your plan
Harper Cemetery ©
Harper Cemetery
Split Rock Overlook ©
Split Rock Overlook

2
nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Artworks Around Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Joseph, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then learn about all things military 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. Keep things going the next day: walk around Grand Vue Park, examine the collection at Castle Halloween Museum, then make a trip to Eckhart House, and finally see the interesting displays at Wheeling-Ohio County Airport Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wheeling tour planner .

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. October in Wheeling sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Moundsville, Castle Halloween Museum
Highlights from your plan
Eckhart House ©
Eckhart House
Cathedral of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral of St. Joseph

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, then take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and finally get to know the fascinating history of John Henry Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Weston road trip website .

You can drive from Wheeling to Weston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

John Henry Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines

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 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Hawks Nest Rail Trail, admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, and then try for a hole-in-one at Mountain State Miniature Golf.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fayetteville online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Weston to Fayetteville in 2 hours. In October in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beckley, Fayette Station Road, Hawks Nest Rail Trail, New River Gorge National River, Whipple Company Store and Museum
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Whipple Company Store and Museum ©
Whipple Company Store and Museum

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 13th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Blenko Glass Co, then get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Charleston Baptist Temple. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Gritt's Farm, then ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, and finally grab your bike and head to Little Creek Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston vacation maker tool .

Drive from Fayetteville to Charleston in 1.5 hours. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Gritt's Farm, Little Creek Park, Blenko Glass Co
Highlights from your plan
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol
Charleston Baptist Temple ©
Charleston Baptist Temple

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