31 days in West Virginia Itinerary

31 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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31 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Seneca Rocks
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Marlinton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
White Sulphur Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Pipestem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Parkersburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Morgantown
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

2
nights
Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks ©
Seneca Rocks is an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Seneca Rocks, then explore the fascinating underground world of Seneca Caverns, and then trek along Spruce Knob.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Seneca Rocks travel planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Seneca Rocks is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Seneca Rocks due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, expect nights in Seneca Rocks to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Seneca Rocks

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Davis, Riverton
Highlights from your plan
Seneca Rocks ©
Seneca Rocks
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Spruce Knob ©
Spruce Knob

3
nights
Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Scenic Highway and Beartown State Park. Get some historical perspective at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park and Marlinton Railroad Depot. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marlinton: Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail (in Snowshoe), Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (in Cass) and Falls of Hills Creek (in Hillsboro). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, and admire the majestic nature at Watoga State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marlinton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seneca Rocks to Marlinton takes 2 hours. Traveling from Seneca Rocks in September, you will find days in Marlinton are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hillsboro, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center ©
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ©
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area ©
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

2
nights
White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs ©
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smooth Ambler Distillery, and finally grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): play a few rounds at Meadows Golf Course, try to win big at The Casino Club at the Greenbrier, and then identify plant and animal life at Blue Bend Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the White Sulphur Springs travel route planner.

You can drive from Marlinton to White Sulphur Springs in an hour. When traveling from Marlinton in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in White Sulphur Springs: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pipestem.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Smooth Ambler Distillery, Greenbrier River Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Greenbrier ©
The Greenbrier
Smooth Ambler Distillery ©
Smooth Ambler Distillery

1
night
Pipestem

Pipestem ©
Pipestem is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Bluestone State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Brush Creek Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Pipestem State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pipestem itinerary planner .

Getting from White Sulphur Springs to Pipestem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Pipestem

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bluestone State Park, Brush Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pipestem State Park ©
Pipestem State Park
Brush Creek Falls ©
Brush Creek Falls
Bluestone State Park ©
Bluestone State Park

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Visiting New River Gorge National River and Cathedral Falls will get you outdoors. Visit Thurmond and Summersville Lake Lighthouse for their historical value. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Battle Run Beach, trek along Kaymoor Miners Trail, and snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville route planner.

Drive from Pipestem to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Summersville, Endless Wall Trail, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Thurmond, New River Gorge National River
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Visiting Tu-Endie-Wei State Park and Hatfield McCoy Trail - Buffalo Mountain Trail System will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as West Virginia State Capitol and Little Creek Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: Ritter Park (in Huntington), Chief Logan State Park (in Logan) and Blenko Glass Co (in Milton). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Kanawha State Forest, stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. In October in Charleston, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Weston.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hatfield McCoy Trail - Buffalo Mountain Trail System, Chief Logan State Park, Blenko Glass Co, Midland Trail Scenic Highway, Ritter Park
Highlights from your plan
Kanawha State Forest ©
Kanawha State Forest
Tu-Endie-Wei State Park ©
Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Chief Logan State Park ©
Chief Logan State Park

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of John Henry Memorial Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Audra State Park, then steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, and finally do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at West Virginia State Wildlife Center, have fun at Stonewall Resort Recreation, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Weston trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Charleston to Weston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Weston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Parkersburg.

Things to do in Weston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

West Virginia State Wildlife Center, John Henry Memorial Park, Audra State Park, Stonewall Resort Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
West Virginia State Wildlife Center ©

2
nights
Parkersburg

Parkersburg ©
Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jackson Park, identify plant and animal life at McDonough Wildlife Refuge, then admire the striking features of G. W. Henderson Plantation - Henderson Hall, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at North Bend State Park. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Blennerhassett Museum, stroll through Fort Boreman Park, explore and take pictures at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, then look for gifts at Holl's Swiss Chocolatier, and finally enjoy some diversion at City Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Parkersburg trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Weston to Parkersburg in 2 hours. October in Parkersburg sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Parkersburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vienna, G. W. Henderson Plantation - Henderson Hall, North Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Boreman Park ©
Fort Boreman Park
North Bend State Park ©
North Bend State Park

2
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Fostoria Glass Museum, then stroll through Grand Vue Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Palace of Gold, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Vrindaban Temple, and then stop by Russell Stover Chocolates.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Moundsville driving holiday tool .

Getting from Parkersburg to Moundsville by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Morgantown.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Russell Stover Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Palace of Gold ©
Palace of Gold

4
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coopers Rock State Forest and Grafton National Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Elkins Depot Welcome Center and Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Morgantown: Artworks (in Bridgeport) and Tygart Lake State Park (in Grafton). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Pricketts Fort State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Valley Falls State Park, learn about winemaking at Heston Farm, and admire the natural beauty at West Virginia Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Morgantown trip planner .

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Morgantown takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Morgantown can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Morgantown

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fairmont, Grafton, Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., Valley Falls State Park, Coopers Rock State Forest
Highlights from your plan
Forks of Cheat Winery ©
Forks of Cheat Winery
Coopers Rock State Forest ©
Coopers Rock State Forest
Pricketts Fort State Park ©
Pricketts Fort State Park

4
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Popular historic sites such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Cacapon Resort State Park and Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Martinsburg (Orr's Farm Market, Old Norbourne Cemetery, & more) and Give Purrs a Chance (in Berkeley Springs). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, get great views at The Point, steep yourself in history at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and get lost in a book at Shepherdstown Public Library.

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

You can drive from Morgantown to Harpers Ferry in 3 hours. In October in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs, Shepherdstown Public Library, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Cacapon Resort State Park ©
Cacapon Resort State Park
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

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