29 days in West Virginia Itinerary

29 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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29 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Davis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Moundsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Weston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Snowshoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lewisburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Charleston
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Get out of town with these interesting Harpers Ferry side-trips: Berkeley Springs (Spas, Berkeley Springs State Park, & more) and Martinsburg (Old Norbourne Cemetery, Orr's Farm Market, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, don't miss a visit to Jefferson Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Harpers Ferry travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Harpers Ferry is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs, Shepherdstown, Charles Town
Highlights from your plan
Jefferson Rock ©
Jefferson Rock
The Point ©
The Point

4
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Change things up with these side-trips from Davis: Coopers Rock State Forest (in Bruceton Mills), Lost River Artisans Cooperative (in Lost River) and Elkins (Dolly Sods & Bickel Knob Observation Tower). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park, Head underground at Seneca Caverns, view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Seneca Rocks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Davis road trip planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Davis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Davis are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Elkins, Coopers Rock State Forest, Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, Lost River Artisans Cooperative, Seneca Rocks
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. Moundsville is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, stroll around Grand Vue Park, and examine the collection at Castle Halloween Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moundsville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Davis to Moundsville takes 3.5 hours. In October in Moundsville, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wheeling, Cockayne Farmstead, Castle Halloween Museum
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Grand Vue Park ©
Grand Vue Park

3
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Weston: Holly River State Park (in Hacker Valley), Elkins (Augusta Heritage Center & Elkins Depot Welcome Center) and West Virginia University (in Morgantown). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, immerse yourself in nature at Valley Falls State Park, and learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines.

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Traveling by car from Moundsville to Weston takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Weston

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Elkins, Holly River State Park, West Virginia University, Valley Falls State Park, Telephone Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines

3
nights
Snowshoe

Snowshoe ©
Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Snowshoe: Marlinton (Seneca State Forest & Highland Scenic Highway), Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank) and Spruce Knob (in Riverton). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, ride a horse along Cheat Mountain Stables, and admire the majestic nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Snowshoe trip maker tool .

Drive from Weston to Snowshoe in 2 hours. When traveling from Weston in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Snowshoe: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Marlinton, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Green Bank Observatory, Spruce Knob
Highlights from your plan
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ©
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Green Bank Observatory ©
Green Bank Observatory
Spruce Knob ©
Spruce Knob

3
nights
Lewisburg

Lewisburg ©
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. Change things up with these side-trips from Lewisburg: Beartown State Park (in Marlinton), Sunset Berry Farm (in Alderson) and Rehoboth Methodist Church (in Union). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, do a tasting at Watts Roost Vineyard, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smooth Ambler Distillery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbrier River Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lewisburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Snowshoe to Lewisburg takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lewisburg are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs, Beartown State Park, Rehoboth Methodist Church, Greenbrier River Trail, Smooth Ambler Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Lost World Caverns ©
Lost World Caverns
Watts Roost Vineyard ©
Watts Roost Vineyard

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Beckley (Grandview State Park & Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum). The adventure continues: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park, admire the majestic nature at Hawks Nest State Park, and explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Lewisburg to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Huntington (Heritage Farm Museum and Village & Ritter Park), Point Pleasant (The Mason Jar, Mothman Museum, & more) and Blenko Glass Co (in Milton). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, don't miss a visit to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Charleston road trip website .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. November in Charleston sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Point Pleasant, Huntington, Blenko Glass Co, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Hatfield McCoy Trail - Buffalo Mountain Trail System
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol
Ritter Park ©
Ritter Park

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