16 days in West Virginia Itinerary

16 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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16 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Elkins
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Moundsville
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harpers Ferry: Berkeley Springs (Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs State Park, & more) and Martinsburg (Old Norbourne Cemetery, Adam Stephen House, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Armory Canal Trail, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

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New York City to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in October, Harpers Ferry is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Charles Town
Highlights from your plan
The Point ©
The Point
Orr's Farm Market ©
Orr's Farm Market

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nights
Elkins

Elkins ©
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Explore Elkins' surroundings by going to Weston (Appalachian Glass & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum), Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (in Cass) and Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dolly Sods, get advice or help at Elkins Depot Welcome Center, shop like a local with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and admire the majestic nature at Blackwater Falls State Park.

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Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Elkins takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Davis, Weston, Green Bank Observatory, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Dolly Sods ©
Dolly Sods
Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc. ©

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nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg), Beckley (Grandview State Park & Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum) and Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility (in White Sulphur Springs). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, 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 take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville road trip tool .

Getting from Elkins to Fayetteville by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beckley, Lost World Caverns, Fayette Station Road, Zipline, New River Gorge National River
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: Ritter Park (in Huntington), Point Pleasant (The Mason Jar, Mothman Museum, & more) and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (in Parkersburg). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip maker website .

Getting from Fayetteville to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Charleston are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Point Pleasant, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Hatfield McCoy Trail - Buffalo Mountain Trail System, Ritter Park
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol

3
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Moundsville is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, and examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moundsville holiday planner .

Getting from Charleston to Moundsville by car takes about 3 hours. October in Moundsville sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wheeling, Cockayne Farmstead
Highlights from your plan
Oglebay Institute Glass Museum ©
Oglebay Institute Glass Museum
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Grand Vue Park ©
Grand Vue Park

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