14 days in West Virginia Itinerary

14 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia route planner
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
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Point Pleasant
— 2 nights
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Beckley
— 4 nights
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Weston
— 2 nights
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Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Step out of the city life by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Take a break from Harpers Ferry with a short trip to Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy, and sample the fine beverages at Catoctin Creek Distillery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Harpers Ferry trip itinerary builder app.

Tampa to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tampa in September, plan for slightly colder days in Harpers Ferry, with highs around 79°F, while nights are colder with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moundsville.
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Moundsville — 2 nights

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex and then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palace of Gold and then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moundsville trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Moundsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Moundsville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Point Pleasant.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Point Pleasant — 2 nights

Point Pleasant is a city in and the county seat of Mason County, West Virginia, USA, at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, then see the interesting displays at U.S. Navy Poster Museum, and then examine the collection at Mothman Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Point Pleasant River Museum and then do a tasting at Shade Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Point Pleasant online road trip planner.

You can drive from Moundsville to Point Pleasant in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beckley.
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Beckley — 4 nights

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Grandview State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum and Thurmond. Go for a jaunt from Beckley to White Sulphur Springs to see Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Tamarack Marketplace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Beckley tour builder.

Drive from Point Pleasant to Beckley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Point Pleasant in September, expect nights in Beckley to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Weston.
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Weston — 2 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Audra State Park and then get all the information you need at Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc..

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Weston sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Beckley to Weston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Weston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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West Virginia travel guide

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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.
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