12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia attractions planner

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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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Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wheeling
— 3 nights
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Edmonton International Airport

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Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Appalachian National Scenic Trail, take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Orr's Farm Market, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To plan Harpers Ferry vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Edmonton, Canada to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in October, with highs in Harpers Ferry at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the views at Canaan Valley Resort State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Blackwater Falls State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Davis online journey planner.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Davis in 2.5 hours. In October in Davis, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Weston trip tool.

You can drive from Davis to Weston in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Fayetteville

— 2 nights
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, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fayetteville trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Weston to Fayetteville takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), look for gifts at The Mason Jar, see the interesting displays at Mothman Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Clay Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and finally get into the urban bustle at Culture Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wheeling

— 3 nights
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and finally stroll around Grand Vue Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, then take in the views from Suspension Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, and finally let little ones run wild at Oglebay Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wheeling visit website.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Wheeling takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · 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.