11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Harpers Ferry
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Point Pleasant
— 1 night
Drive
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern, get great views at The Point, don't miss a visit to John Brown's Fort, then stop by True Treats Historic Candy, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and finally trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Harpers Ferry to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Weston

— 2 nights
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Weston trip planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Weston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. May in Weston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites
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Fayetteville

— 2 nights
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Hawks Nest Rail Trail, surround yourself with nature on TreeTops Canopy Tour, and then hike along Long Point Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): trek along Endless Wall Trail, take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Weston to Fayetteville takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. On the 20th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve, then walk around Little Creek Park, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at South Charleston Antique Mall, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charleston online trip planner.

Drive from Fayetteville to Charleston in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Point Pleasant.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Point Pleasant

— 1 night
Point Pleasant is a city in and the county seat of Mason County, West Virginia, USA, at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Farm Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, and then examine the collection at Mothman Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Point Pleasant online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Charleston to Point Pleasant in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Point Pleasant can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Point Pleasant

Museums · Nature · Parks

Wheeling

— 2 nights
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. On the 23rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Oglebay Mansion Museum, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then look for gifts at Good Mansion Wines, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, examine the collection at Castle Halloween Museum, then examine the collection at Imperial Glass Museum, and finally trek along Wheeling Heritage Trail System.

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You can drive from Point Pleasant to Wheeling in 3 hours. When traveling from Point Pleasant in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Wheeling: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

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.