5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Harpers Ferry
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
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Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Weston

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Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 14th (Sat), try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by True Treats Historic Candy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip planner.

Weston to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 16th (Mon), ride a horse along Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More, then admire the majestic nature at Fairfax Stone State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Davis trip planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Davis by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Davis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Weston travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Davis to Weston takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Moundsville.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary and then see the interesting displays at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moundsville trip planner.

You can drive from Weston to Moundsville in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites · Museums

West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.