12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Beckley
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Weston
— 1 night
Drive
4
Davis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moundsville
— 1 night
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Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, admire the striking features of West Virginia State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, then get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston online vacation maker.

Los Angeles to Charleston is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Beckley.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping

Beckley

— 3 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like New River Gorge Bridge and New River Gorge National River. Explore Beckley's surroundings by going to Blue Bend Recreation Area (in White Sulphur Springs), Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg) and Sandstone Falls (in Sandstone). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Tamarack Marketplace, admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, and examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Beckley online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beckley takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in June, you will find days in Beckley are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Weston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beckley to Weston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Davis.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Davis

— 2 nights
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mountaineer Wind Energy Center, then view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fairfax Stone State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Seneca Caverns, then explore the striking landscape at Seneca Rocks, and then Head underground at Smoke Hole Caverns.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Davis trip planner.

You can drive from Weston to Davis in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Davis can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry

— 3 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kids will enjoy Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and The Point. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the striking features of Restoration Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and take some stellar pictures from Jefferson Rock.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry holiday planning site.

Drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and then get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moundsville vacation planner.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Moundsville in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in July, expect nights in Moundsville to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Historic Sites

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.