27 days in West Virginia Itinerary

27 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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27 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  6​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Davis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Moundsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Snowshoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lewisburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Saint Louis

5
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Venture out of the city with trips to Berkeley Springs (Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs State Park, & more) and Martinsburg (Old Norbourne Cemetery & Orr's Farm Market). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, make a trip to Jefferson Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip planner.

Saint Louis to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Harpers Ferry is 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, you will find days in Harpers Ferry are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Charles Town, Berkeley Springs, Shepherdstown, Martinsburg
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harper Cemetery ©
Harper Cemetery
Jefferson Rock ©
Jefferson Rock

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, & more), Seneca Rocks (in Seneca Rocks) and Morgantown (Cheat Lake Trail & Old Stone House Gift Shop). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park, view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Coopers Rock State Forest, and stroll through Canaan Valley Resort State Park.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Davis day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Davis takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Davis are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Elkins, Morgantown, Coopers Rock State Forest, Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Canaan Valley Resort State Park ©
Canaan Valley Resort State Park

3
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Venture out of the city with trips to Marietta (Oak Grove Cemetery & Campus Martius Museum). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and admire the masterpieces at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Moundsville trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Davis to Moundsville takes 3.5 hours. September in Moundsville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Moundsville

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wheeling, Marietta
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Grand Vue Park ©
Grand Vue Park

4
nights
Snowshoe

Snowshoe ©
Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Snowshoe: Weston (Appalachian Glass, Lambert's Vintage Wines, & more), Spruce Knob (in Riverton) and Highland Scenic Highway (in Marlinton). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, look and learn at Green Bank Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Snowshoe online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Moundsville to Snowshoe by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Moundsville in September, plan for slightly colder days in Snowshoe, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Weston, Highland Scenic Highway, Green Bank Observatory, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Spruce Knob
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ©
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

3
nights
Lewisburg

Lewisburg ©
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lewisburg: Sandstone Falls (in Sandstone), Beartown State Park (in Marlinton) and Hinton Railroad Museum (in Hinton). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Lost World Caverns, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smooth Ambler Distillery, take in the history at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Hills Creek.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lewisburg online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Snowshoe to Lewisburg takes 2 hours. When traveling from Snowshoe in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Lewisburg, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs, Hillsboro, Hinton Railroad Museum, Beartown State Park, Sandstone Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lost World Caverns ©
Lost World Caverns
Sandstone Falls ©
Sandstone Falls
Falls of Hills Creek ©
Falls of Hills Creek

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Explore Fayetteville's surroundings by going to Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum & Grandview State Park). There's lots more to do: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Babcock State Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at New River Gorge National River, and look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Lewisburg to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Beckley, Hawks Nest State Park, Babcock State Park, New River Gorge National River
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Ritter Park (in Huntington), Mothman Museum (in Point Pleasant) and Parkersburg (Fort Boreman Park & Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, get curious at Clay Center, admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Hill Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Charleston in 1.5 hours. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parkersburg, Mothman Museum, Ritter Park
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery

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