5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia itinerary builder
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Fayetteville
— 1 day
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Weston
— 1 night
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Wheeling
— 1 night
Fly
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville — 1 day

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 1st (Fri), stop by Tamarack Marketplace, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge.

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Richmond to Fayetteville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Richmond in July, things will get a bit cooler in Fayetteville: highs are around 80°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Weston.
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Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston vacation planning site.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Weston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Wheeling.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Wheeling — 1 night

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. On the 3rd (Sun), stroll around Oglebay Park, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and then examine the collection at Marx Toy Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wheeling journey builder site.

Getting from Weston to Wheeling by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. July in Wheeling sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Harpers Ferry.
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Side Trip

Harpers Ferry — 2 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to John Brown's Fort, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then get great views at The Point, and finally try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Wheeling to Harpers Ferry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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.
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