12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport, Drive to Moundsville
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Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cass
— 1 night
Drive
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Davis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Fly

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Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Grand Vue Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Castle Halloween Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Moundsville trip planner.

Tampa to Moundsville is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Tampa in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Moundsville: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Weston trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Weston takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Fayetteville

— 3 nights
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg), White Sulphur Springs (Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility & The Salt Cave and Spa) and Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum & Grandview State Park). The adventure continues: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, get interesting insight from Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape-A-Torium.

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Drive from Weston to Fayetteville in 2 hours. In October in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cass.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cass

— 1 night
Cass is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get curious at Green Bank Observatory, tour the old-fashioned way with Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad - Cass Scenic Railroad, and then admire the majestic nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cass travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Cass in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fayetteville in October, expect nights in Cass to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Davis.

Things to do in Cass

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Davis

— 2 nights
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Cathedral State Park, view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and finally admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sights as you ascend with NROCKS Outdoor Adventures and then take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Davis trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cass to Davis in 2 hours. When traveling from Cass in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Davis, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry

— 3 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Harpers Ferry is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, make a trip to Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, brush up on your military savvy at Civil War Living History Museum, and take some stellar pictures from The Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip planner.

Drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.