19 days in West Virginia Itinerary

19 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
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Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Point and Belle Boyd House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and John Brown's Fort. Change things up with a short trip to Orr's Farm Market in Martinsburg (about 40 minutes away). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Arsenal Square.

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Gulfport to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gulfport to Harpers Ferry, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gulfport in August, with highs in Harpers Ferry at 84°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Wheeling.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Wheeling — 4 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Let the collections at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum and B&O Building capture your imagination. Visit West Virginia Penitentiary and New Vrindaban Temple for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Wheeling: Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum (in Arthurdale) and Pricketts Fort State Park (in Fairmont). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, learn about winemaking at Forks of Cheat Winery, stop by Cabela's, and gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall.

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You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Wheeling are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Weston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries
Side Trips

Weston — 4 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of American Glass and Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc.. Visit Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weston: North Bend State Park (in Cairo), Berdine's Five and Dime (in Harrisville) and The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College (in Elkins). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines and indulge your taste buds at MannCave Distilling Inc..

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Traveling by car from Wheeling to Weston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. August in Weston sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Beckley.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors
Side Trips

Beckley — 3 nights

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thurmond and Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Beckley side-trips: Smooth Ambler Distillery (in Maxwelton), Fayetteville (New River Gorge Bridge & Bridge Brew Works) and Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park (in Summersville). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of New River Gorge National River.

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Drive from Weston to Beckley in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Beckley can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Charleston — 4 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Museum-lovers will get to explore Blennerhassett Museum and Heritage Farm Museum and Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blenko Glass Co and Huntington Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Point Pleasant River Museum (in Point Pleasant) and Fort Boreman Park (in Parkersburg). There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

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Getting from Beckley to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

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.