4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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4 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  3​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ansted
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and then steep yourself in history at The Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry online itinerary builder .

Philadelphia to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Outdoors Trails Wildlife
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
The Point ©
The Point

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Moundsville trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Moundsville takes 4.5 hours. August in Moundsville sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ansted.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Oglebay Institute Glass Museum
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2
nights
Ansted

Ansted ©
Ansted is a town in Fayette County in the U.S. On the 1st (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Hawks Nest State Park, admire the sheer force of Cathedral Falls, and then trek along Endless Wall Trail. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at New River Gorge National River, and then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ansted vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Ansted takes 4 hours. August in Ansted sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ansted

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Endless Wall Trail, Cathedral Falls, New River Gorge National River, New River Gorge Bridge, Babcock State Park
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Hawks Nest State Park ©
Hawks Nest State Park
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park

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