19 days in West Virginia Itinerary

19 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia holiday builder
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
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Wheeling
— 4 nights
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Weston
— 4 nights
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Beckley
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Belle Boyd House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Point and Orr's Farm Market. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Arsenal Square and contemplate the long history of John Brown's Fort.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry tour itinerary planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Gulfport in July, Harpers Ferry is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Wheeling.
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Wheeling — 4 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. West Virginia Penitentiary and Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum and B&O Building. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wheeling: Pricketts Fort State Park (in Fairmont), Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum (in Arthurdale) and New Vrindaban Temple (in Moundsville). And it doesn't end there: stop by Cabela's, deepen your understanding at West Virginia Independence Hall, and learn about winemaking at Forks of Cheat Winery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wheeling trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Harpers Ferry, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Wheeling, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Weston.
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Weston — 4 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc. will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lambert's Vintage Wines and Berdine's Five and Dime. Venture out of the city with trips to The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College (in Elkins) and North Bend State Park (in Cairo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, and indulge your senses at MannCave Distilling Inc..

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Weston trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Wheeling to Weston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Weston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beckley.
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Beckley — 3 nights

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

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Beckley online visit planner.

You can drive from Weston to Beckley in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Beckley, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.
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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. Head to Blenko Glass Co and Capitol Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Heritage Farm Museum and Village and Point Pleasant River Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Charleston: Parkersburg (Blennerhassett Museum & Fort Boreman Park) and Huntington Museum of Art (in Huntington). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Culture Center and get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston online trip builder.

You can drive from Beckley to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Charleston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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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