11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Weston
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 21st (Tue), take in the views from Suspension Bridge and then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary. On your second day here, try your luck at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, then let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, then examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wheeling trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Wheeling is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Wheeling are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Wheeling

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moundsville
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Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Madonna of the Trail ©
Madonna of the Trail

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, then examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Weston road trip tool .

You can drive from Wheeling to Weston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Weston sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Charleston.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, explore the world behind art at Clay Center, get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and finally make a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Kanawha State Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Creek Park, and then stroll around Haddad Riverfront Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Weston to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Little Creek Park
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Kanawha State Forest ©
Kanawha State Forest
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Battle Run Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Tamarack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and then trek along Endless Wall Trail.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fayetteville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in May: highs in Fayetteville hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beckley, Endless Wall Trail, Battle Run Beach, Summersville Lake Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia ©
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

1
night
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): shop like a local with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Davis journey builder site .

Drive from Fayetteville to Davis in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
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Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

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nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, then contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern, then get great views at Jefferson Rock, and finally get great views at Split Rock Overlook.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip maker tool .

You can drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. In May in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Split Rock Overlook ©
Split Rock Overlook
Jefferson Rock ©
Jefferson Rock

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