12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip builder

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Moundsville
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Davis
— 2 nights
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Weston
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): walk around Grand Vue Park and then examine the collection at Castle Halloween Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Moundsville online day trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Moundsville is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In October, daytime highs in Moundsville are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then don't miss a visit to The Point. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, then don't miss a visit to White Hall Tavern, and finally stroll the grounds of Harper Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Harpers Ferry trip planning tool.

Getting from Moundsville to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 4.5 hours. October in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Davis

— 2 nights
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Cathedral State Park, identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Blackwater Falls State Park. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shake up your sightseeing with NROCKS Outdoor Adventures and then take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Davis trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Davis takes 2.5 hours. In October in Davis, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Weston attractions planner.

You can drive from Davis to Weston in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough 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. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg), Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum & Grandview State Park) and White Sulphur Springs (The Salt Cave and Spa & Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility). There's lots more to do: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, test your team's savvy at Escape-A-Torium, and stop by Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Weston to Fayetteville takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, then get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Hill Cemetery, and finally try to win big at Mardi Gras Casino. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Ritter Park, then hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, and then get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Charleston visit planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Charleston are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos

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.