11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip planner

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Train to Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Fly to Charleston
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive

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Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and then don't miss a visit to Shoney's Big Boy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, then get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, then see the interesting displays at Mothman Museum, and finally look for gifts at The Mason Jar.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston holiday planner.

New York City to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Charleston, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beckley.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, and then see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and then stroll through Grandview State Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beckley trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Beckley in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Charleston in September, expect nights in Beckley to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Beckley

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Weston

— 2 nights
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 22nd (Tue), appreciate the history behind Iron Horse Statue, contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., then examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, then do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Grafton National Cemetery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Weston holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Beckley to Weston takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Wheeling

— 2 nights
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, let little ones run wild at Oglebay Park, then take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, and finally walk around Grand Vue Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wheeling trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Weston to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Wheeling

Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): paddle through the water with Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fairfax Stone State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Davis tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wheeling to Davis in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Orr's Farm Market, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip builder.

Getting from Davis to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

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.