35 days in West Virginia Itinerary

35 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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35 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Weston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Moundsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Huntington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Charleston
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fayetteville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
White Sulphur Springs
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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 Belle Boyd House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prospect Peak and St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harpers Ferry: Martinsburg (B & O Roundhouse & Orr's Farm Market). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, examine the collection at John Brown Wax Museum, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry online visit planner .

New York City to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Martinsburg, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Prospect Peak
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races ©
Belle Boyd House ©
Belle Boyd House

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 Elkins Depot Welcome Center. Appalachian Glass and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weston: Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum (in Arthurdale), Blennerhassett Museum (in Parkersburg) and Fairmont (Heston Farm & Pricketts Fort State Park). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, learn about all things military at Mountaineer Military Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and look for gifts at Artworks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Weston road trip website .

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Weston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fairmont, Parkersburg, Artworks, Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum, Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc.
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass

5
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Do some cultural sightseeing at West Virginia Penitentiary and Oglebay Institute Glass Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal and Forks of Cheat Winery. Explore Moundsville's surroundings by going to Morgantown (West Virginia Botanic Garden & Don Knotts Statue). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, see the interesting displays at Marx Toy Museum, stroll through Grand Vue Park, and look for gifts at Carriage House Glass.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Moundsville trip planner .

You can drive from Weston to Moundsville in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Huntington.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wheeling, Morgantown, Russell Stover Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Oglebay Institute Glass Museum ©
Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

4
nights
Huntington

Huntington ©
Huntington is a city in Cabell County and Wayne County in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blenko Glass Co and Huntington Museum of Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Pleasant River Museum and Pump Up The Fun. Step out of Huntington to go to Point Pleasant and see Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heritage Farm Museum and Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ritter Park, and get in on the family fun at Camden Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Huntington online holiday planner .

You can drive from Moundsville to Huntington in 4 hours. September in Huntington sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Huntington

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Point Pleasant, Blenko Glass Co
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Farm Museum and Village ©
Heritage Farm Museum and Village
Huntington Museum of Art ©
Huntington Museum of Art
Point Pleasant River Museum ©
Point Pleasant River Museum

7
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at West Virginia State Museum and Spring Hill Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Matewan Depot Replica and Museum and Clay Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine (in Gilbert), Chief Logan State Park (in Logan) and Appalachian Distillery (in Ripley). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Craik-Patton House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Street, get outside with Appalachian Power Park, and pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston road trip planning site .

You can drive from Huntington to Charleston in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

South Charleston Antique Mall, Appalachian Distillery, Chief Logan State Park, Matewan Depot Replica and Museum, Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
Clay Center ©
Clay Center
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum and Battle Run Beach. Get some historical perspective at Thurmond and Summersville Lake Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to Kirkwood Winery in Summersville (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, make a trip to The Mystery Hole, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Endless Wall Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fayetteville trip planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Charleston in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Fayetteville, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Summersville, Beckley, Lansing, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, The Mystery Hole
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Thurmond ©
Thurmond

4
nights
White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs ©
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Greenbrier River Trail and Pearl S. Buck Birthplace. Visit Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility and Old Stone Presbyterian Church for their historical value. When in White Sulphur Springs, make a side trip to see Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in Hillsboro, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery, get engrossed in the history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, and try your luck at The Casino Club at the Greenbrier.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the White Sulphur Springs travel planner .

You can drive from Fayetteville to White Sulphur Springs in 1.5 hours. October in White Sulphur Springs sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lewisburg, Hillsboro, Smooth Ambler Distillery, Greenbrier River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Smooth Ambler Distillery ©
Smooth Ambler Distillery
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum ©
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum

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