24 days in West Virginia Itinerary

24 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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24 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Morgantown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Davis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Snowshoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harpers Ferry: Berkeley Springs (Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, take some stellar pictures from Jefferson Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and stroll the grounds of Harper Cemetery.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip planner .

Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Morgantown.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berkeley Springs, Charles Town, DeFluri's
Highlights from your plan
Cacapon Resort State Park ©
Cacapon Resort State Park
Berkeley Springs State Park ©
Berkeley Springs State Park

3
nights
Morgantown

Morgantown ©
Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morgantown: Weston (Appalachian Glass & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum) and Grafton (Tygart Lake State Park & Grafton National Cemetery). There's much more to do: hike along Cheat Lake Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Coal Country Miniature Golf, appreciate the history behind Don Knotts Statue, and explore and take pictures at Pricketts Fort State Park.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Morgantown trip planner .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Morgantown in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moundsville.

Things to do in Morgantown

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grafton, Weston, Fairmont, Coopers Rock State Forest
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Coopers Rock State Forest ©
Coopers Rock State Forest
Coal Country Miniature Golf ©
Coal Country Miniature Golf

2
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Suspension Bridge, let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary. On the next day, stroll around Heritage Port Park & Sculpture Garden, then see the interesting displays at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, then try your luck at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, and finally walk around Grand Vue Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moundsville travel app .

You can drive from Morgantown to Moundsville in 2 hours. September in Moundsville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Moundsville

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Wheeling
Highlights from your plan
Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park
The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum ©
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary

4
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Davis: Elkins (Elkins Depot Welcome Center & Dolly Sods), Seneca Rocks (Seneca Rocks & Smoke Hole Caverns) and Audra State Park (in Buckhannon). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More, fly down the slopes at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, and take in the exciting artwork at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Davis trip builder .

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Davis takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Davis can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Elkins, Seneca Rocks, Audra State Park, Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Seneca Rocks ©
Seneca Rocks

4
nights
Snowshoe

Snowshoe ©
Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. Explore Snowshoe's surroundings by going to Beartown State Park (in Marlinton), Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank) and Spruce Knob (in Riverton). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, immerse yourself in nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, and stroll around Holly River State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Snowshoe trip builder site .

You can drive from Davis to Snowshoe in 2 hours. While traveling from Davis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Snowshoe, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Greenbrier River Trail, Spruce Knob, Beartown State Park, Holly River State Park, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ©
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Spruce Knob ©
Spruce Knob
Snowshoe Mountain Resort ©
Snowshoe Mountain Resort

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fayetteville: Lewisburg (Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg & Lost World Caverns) and Beckley (Grandview State Park & Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum). There's much more to do: snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, admire the sheer force of Cathedral Falls, look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, and explore the activities along New River Gorge National River.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Snowshoe to Fayetteville in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Snowshoe in September, you will find days in Fayetteville are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beckley, Lewisburg, New River Gorge National River, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Cathedral Falls
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Lost World Caverns ©
Lost World Caverns
Cathedral Falls ©
Cathedral Falls

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Charleston side-trips: Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (in Parkersburg), Hatfield McCoy Trail - Buffalo Mountain Trail System (in Williamson) and North Bend State Park (in Cairo). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, look for gifts at The Mason Jar, admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol, and view the masterpieces at Blenko Glass Co.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston driving holiday planner.

Drive from Fayetteville to Charleston in 1.5 hours. September in Charleston sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Huntington, Point Pleasant, North Bend State Park, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Barboursville Park
Highlights from your plan
Barboursville Park ©
Barboursville Park
North Bend State Park ©
North Bend State Park

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