22 days in West Virginia Itinerary

22 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport, Drive to Moundsville
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Parkersburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lewisburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Summersville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 3 nights
Fly
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Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Milan

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Moundsville — 2 nights

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Popular historic sites such as West Virginia Penitentiary and New Vrindaban Temple are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum" and Grand Vue Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moundsville trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Moundsville is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Moundsville is minus 6 hours. August in Moundsville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Parkersburg.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Parkersburg — 2 nights

Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Holl's Swiss Chocolatier and then get great views at Fort Boreman Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Blennerhassett Museum and then steep yourself in history at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Parkersburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Parkersburg takes 2 hours. In August in Parkersburg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip

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. Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum and Clay Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to West Virginia State Museum and Spring Hill Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Huntington (Heritage Farm Museum and Village & Huntington Museum of Art) and Point Pleasant River Museum (in Point Pleasant). There's more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

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Drive from Parkersburg to Charleston in 1.5 hours. August in Charleston sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Lewisburg.
Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Lewisburg — 2 nights

Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 3,830 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park and then steep yourself in history at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, stroll through The Greenbrier, and then ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility.

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You can drive from Charleston to Lewisburg in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charleston in August; daily highs in Lewisburg reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Summersville.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Summersville — 3 nights

Summersville is a city in Nicholas County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 3,572 at the 2010 census. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park and Whipple Company Store and Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Summersville Lake Lighthouse and Thurmond. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Battle Run Beach, see human ingenuity at work at Summersville Dam, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at New River Gorge National River.

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Traveling by car from Lewisburg to Summersville takes 1.5 hours. In August in Summersville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Weston.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Weston — 3 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc.. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of American Glass and WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead. There's more to do: do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines and brush up on your military savvy at Mountaineer Military Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Weston day trip planning site.

Drive from Summersville to Weston in 1.5 hours. August in Weston sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Harpers Ferry.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trip

Harpers Ferry — 4 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Point and Zipline. Take a break from Harpers Ferry with a short trip to Belle Boyd House in Martinsburg, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, contemplate the long history of Arsenal Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery, and stop by True Treats Historic Candy.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry route planner.

Traveling by flight from Weston to Harpers Ferry takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
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.