12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

12 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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elkins
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

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Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): 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. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Old Norbourne Cemetery, stop by Orr's Farm Market, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip maker app.

Winnipeg, Canada to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to Harpers Ferry is 1 hour. In October, Harpers Ferry is somewhat warmer than Winnipeg - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Elkins

Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Get out of town with these interesting Elkins side-trips: Weston (Appalachian Glass & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum), Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (in Cass) and Blackwater Falls State Park (in Davis). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolly Sods, contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., take in the awesome beauty at Bickel Knob Observation Tower, and take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Elkins trip tool.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Elkins in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Elkins are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Fayetteville

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at New River Gorge National River, see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Elkins to Fayetteville takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Charleston

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by The Mason Jar, see the interesting displays at Mothman Museum, then pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, and finally get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol. On the next day, take a stroll around Culture Center, take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, then hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, and finally stroll around Ritter Park.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Charleston tour builder site.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Moundsville

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 15th (Thu), snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Good Mansion Wines and then have fun at Oglebay Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moundsville online vacation planner.

Drive from Charleston to Moundsville in 3 hours. In October in Moundsville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

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.