33 days in West Virginia Itinerary

33 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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33 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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

7
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at West Virginia State Museum and U.S. Navy Poster Museum. Kids will enjoy Heritage Farm Museum and Village and Clay Center. Get out of town with these interesting Charleston side-trips: Appalachian Distillery (in Ripley), Blenko Glass Co (in Milton) and Point Pleasant (West Virginia State Farm Museum, The Mason Jar, & more). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, admire the masterpieces at Huntington Museum of Art, examine the collection at Museum of Radio and Technology, and try your luck at Mardi Gras Casino.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary builder site .

Saint Louis to Charleston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Charleston is 1 hour. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Point Pleasant, Parkersburg, Huntington, Matewan, Blenko Glass Co
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
U.S. Navy Poster Museum ©
U.S. Navy Poster Museum
Matewan Depot Replica and Museum ©
Matewan Depot Replica and Museum

5
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum and Whipple Company Store and Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum and Summersville Lake Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Smooth Ambler Distillery (in Maxwelton), Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg) and Grandview State Park (in Beckley). There's lots more to do: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Battle Run Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip builder .

Getting from Charleston to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Charleston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fayetteville, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beckley, Lewisburg, New River Gorge National River, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Battle Run Beach
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park

5
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and Pricketts Fort State Park. Family-friendly places like West Virginia University and Village at Snowshoe will thrill your kids. Explore Weston's surroundings by going to Snowshoe Mountain Resort (in Snowshoe), Elkins (Iron Horse Statue & Elkins Depot Welcome Center) and Telephone Museum (in Fairmont). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, play a few rounds at Stonewall Resort - The Palmer Course, and get to know the fascinating history of John Henry Memorial Park.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Weston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Weston takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moundsville.

Things to do in Weston

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elkins, Fairmont, Snowshoe, West Virginia University, John Henry Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
John Henry Memorial Park ©
John Henry Memorial Park
Snowshoe Mountain Resort ©
Snowshoe Mountain Resort

4
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Museum-lovers will get to explore Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal and Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center. Take a break from Moundsville with a short trip to Mountaineer Casino in New Cumberland, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, get engrossed in the history at Oglebay Institute Mansion Museum, and bet on your favorite pup at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moundsville trip maker app .

You can drive from Weston to Moundsville in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Wheeling, Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, Cockayne Farmstead, Castle Halloween Museum, Mountaineer Casino
Highlights from your plan
The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum ©
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary

5
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Take a break from the city and head to Blackwater Falls State Park and Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More. Family-friendly places like Blackwater Outdoor Adventures and Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Davis side-trips: Elkins (Bickel Knob Observation Tower & Dolly Sods), Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (in Cass) and Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, learn about all things military at Top Kick's Military Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Davis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moundsville to Davis in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Elkins, Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Top Kick's Military Museum, Green Bank Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Green Bank Observatory ©
Green Bank Observatory

6
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and White Hall Tavern. Museum-lovers will appreciate Morgan County Observatory and Belle Boyd House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harpers Ferry: Old Norbourne Cemetery (in Martinsburg) and Berkeley Springs (Cacapon Resort State Park, Spas, & more). There's lots more to do: hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry Station, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and tee off at Locust Hill Golf Course.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harper Cemetery ©
Harper Cemetery
Cacapon Resort State Park ©
Cacapon Resort State Park

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