22 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Harpers Ferry
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Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
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Davis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Morgantown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beckley
— 4 nights
Drive
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White Sulphur Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Roanokeā€“Blacksburg Regional Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro

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Harpers Ferry — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harpers Ferry: Cacapon Resort State Park (in Berkeley Springs) and Orr's Farm Market (in Martinsburg). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Point, steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort, get great views at Jefferson Rock, and trek along Armory Canal Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Harpers Ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in Harpers Ferry hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Davis.
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Davis — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Davis: Seneca Rocks (in Seneca Rocks) and Riverton (Seneca Caverns & Spruce Knob). Spend the 7th (Sun) among lush scenery at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Davis online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Davis takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Davis are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Morgantown.
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Morgantown — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Morgantown: Telephone Museum (in Fairmont), Wheeling (Suspension Bridge, Oglebay Park, &more) and Weston (Appalachian Glass & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Morgantown trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Davis to Morgantown in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moundsville.
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Moundsville — 2 nights

On the 12th (Fri), steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and then stroll around Grand Vue Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Palace of Gold, see the interesting displays at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and then see the interesting displays at Castle Halloween Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moundsville trip builder.

Traveling by car from Morgantown to Moundsville takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Charleston side-trips: Ritter Park (in Huntington), Point Pleasant (Mothman Museum, The Mason Jar, &more) and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (in Parkersburg).

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Moundsville to Charleston in 3 hours. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beckley.
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Beckley — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beckley: Fayetteville (Long Point Trail & New River Gorge Bridge), Hawks Nest State Park (in Ansted) and Babcock State Park (in Clifftop).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beckley vacation planning site.

You can drive from Charleston to Beckley in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in May, expect nights in Beckley to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to White Sulphur Springs.
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White Sulphur Springs — 2 nights

On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, then get a sense of history and politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, then relax and rejuvenate at Pomona Salt Cave And Spa, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blue Bend Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the White Sulphur Springs trip planner.

Drive from Beckley to White Sulphur Springs in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel 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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