11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia tour planner

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Moundsville
— 1 day
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Weston
— 3 nights
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Lansing
— 2 nights
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Marlinton
— 2 nights
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Riverton
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Moundsville

— 1 day
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Moundsville trip app.

Philadelphia to Moundsville is an approximately 6-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites · Museums

Weston

— 3 nights
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc.. Take a break from the city and head to North Bend State Park and Allegheny Highlands Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Weston: Audra State Park (in Buckhannon) and Bickel Knob Observation Tower (in Elkins). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, take in the exciting artwork at Artworks, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Weston trip planning tool.

Drive from Moundsville to Weston in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Weston are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Weston

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lansing

— 2 nights
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): trek along Endless Wall Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, then enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from TreeTops Canopy Tour, see a world frozen in time at Thurmond, and then trek along Long Point Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lansing trip planner.

Drive from Weston to Lansing in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lansing are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marlinton.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marlinton

— 2 nights
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. On the 13th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Watoga State Park, then stroll through Greenbrier River Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Beartown State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, then admire the sheer force of Falls of Hills Creek, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Marlinton tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lansing to Marlinton in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lansing in May: highs in Marlinton hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Riverton.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverton

— 1 night
Riverton is an unincorporated community on the North Fork South Branch Potomac River in Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. Riverton lies along U.S. Highway 33/West Virginia Route 28 in the Monongahela National Forest.ClimateThis climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Seneca Caverns and then trek along Spruce Knob.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Riverton visit planning website.

Getting from Marlinton to Riverton by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Marlinton, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Riverton, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Riverton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 16th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then don't miss a visit to Restoration Museum. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then hike along Armory Canal Trail, then hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry tour planner.

Traveling by car from Riverton to Harpers Ferry takes 3 hours. May in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.