15 days in West Virginia Itinerary

15 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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15 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Summersville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Elkins
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Berkeley Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Cabela's, admire the striking features of Palace of Gold, and then stroll through Grand Vue Park.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moundsville online day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Moundsville is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Moundsville reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cockayne Farmstead, Cabela's
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West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Cockayne Farmstead ©
Cockayne Farmstead

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 12th (Mon), do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, and then play a few rounds at Stonewall Resort - The Palmer Course. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at West Virginia State Wildlife Center, then look for gifts at Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Weston route planner .

Getting from Moundsville to Weston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Weston, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Summersville.

Things to do in Weston

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

West Virginia State Wildlife Center, Stonewall Resort - The Palmer Course
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
West Virginia State Wildlife Center ©
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass

1
night
Summersville

Summersville ©
Summersville is a city in Nicholas County, West Virginia, USA. On the 14th (Wed), see human ingenuity at work at Summersville Dam, then enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Battle Run Beach, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Summersville planner .

You can drive from Weston to Summersville in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Summersville

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Summersville Lake Lighthouse
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Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park ©
Summersville Lake Lighthouse ©
Summersville Lake Lighthouse
Summersville Dam ©
Summersville Dam

2
nights
Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, hunt for treasures at Tamarack, then examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Thurmond, take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beckley travel route planner.

You can drive from Summersville to Beckley in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Beckley are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Beckley

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

New River Gorge Bridge, Whipple Company Store and Museum, New River Gorge National River, Thurmond
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Thurmond ©
Thurmond

2
nights
Elkins

Elkins ©
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolly Sods. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bickel Knob Observation Tower, then view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park.

Make your Elkins itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Beckley to Elkins in 3 hours. August in Elkins sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berkeley Springs.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Davis, Seneca Rocks
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Dolly Sods ©
Dolly Sods
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Seneca Rocks ©
Seneca Rocks

2
nights
Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs ©
Berkeley Springs is a town in, and the county seat of, Morgan County, West Virginia, USA, in the state's Eastern Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Prospect Peak, meet the residents at Give Purrs a Chance, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Berkeley Springs Antique Mall, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Berkeley Springs State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Cacapon Resort State Park, see the interesting displays at Morgan County Observatory, and then identify plant and animal life at Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Berkeley Springs journey maker .

You can drive from Elkins to Berkeley Springs in 3 hours. August in Berkeley Springs sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Berkeley Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
Highlights from your plan
Berkeley Springs State Park ©
Berkeley Springs State Park
Cacapon Resort State Park ©
Cacapon Resort State Park
Prospect Peak ©
Prospect Peak

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry sightseeing website .

You can drive from Berkeley Springs to Harpers Ferry in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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