19 days in West Virginia Itinerary

19 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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19 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Parkersburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Huntington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Charleston

2
nights
Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Beckley side-trips: New River Gorge Bridge (in Fayetteville), Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg) and Smooth Ambler Distillery (in Maxwelton). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park, look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Beckley trip planner .

Charleston to Beckley is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. When traveling from Charleston in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beckley: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Whipple Company Store and Museum, New River Gorge National River, Smooth Ambler Distillery, Lost World Caverns, New River Gorge Bridge
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), stroll the grounds of Grafton National Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Valley Falls State Park, and then walk around Palatine Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center, do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then stop by Appalachian Glass, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Weston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Beckley to Weston takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Davis.

Things to do in Weston

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Falls State Park, Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., Grafton National Cemetery, Palatine Park
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines

2
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolly Sods.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Davis trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Weston to Davis in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, Dolly Sods, Seneca Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park

3
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Get out of town with these interesting Harpers Ferry side-trips: Martinsburg Roundhouse (in Martinsburg) and Berkeley Springs (Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, take some stellar pictures from The Point, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry journey website .

Drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Charles Town
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
The Point ©
The Point
Cacapon Resort State Park ©
Cacapon Resort State Park

2
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, admire the natural beauty at Heritage Port Park & Sculpture Garden, then walk around Oglebay Park, and finally try your luck at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center. On your second day here, walk around Grand Vue Park, snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then see the interesting displays at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moundsville trip planner .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Moundsville in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Parkersburg.

Things to do in Moundsville

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wheeling
Highlights from your plan
Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Grand Vue Park ©
Grand Vue Park

4
nights
Parkersburg

Parkersburg ©
Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Explore Parkersburg's surroundings by going to Logan (Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls Hiking Trail, & more), Hope Iron Furnace (in New Plymouth) and Moonville Tunnel (in Vinton). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, explore the world behind art at Kennedy Museum of Art, and look for gifts at Holl's Swiss Chocolatier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Parkersburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Parkersburg takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Parkersburg are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Huntington.

Things to do in Parkersburg

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Logan, Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Hope Iron Furnace, Kennedy Museum of Art, Hocking Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

3
nights
Huntington

Huntington ©
Huntington is a city in Cabell County and Wayne County in the U.S. Heritage Farm Museum and Village has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntington: Charleston (West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, West Virginia State Capitol, & more) and Portsmouth Floodwall Mural (in Portsmouth). And it doesn't end there: walk around Ritter Park, admire the masterpieces at Huntington Museum of Art, view the masterpieces at Blenko Glass Co, and get your game on at Pump Up The Fun.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Huntington day trip website .

Traveling by car from Parkersburg to Huntington takes 2 hours. October in Huntington sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Huntington

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Charleston, Blenko Glass Co, Portsmouth Floodwall Mural
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Farm Museum and Village ©
Heritage Farm Museum and Village
Ritter Park ©
Ritter Park
Museum of Radio and Technology ©
Museum of Radio and Technology

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