5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 day
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White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
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Harpers Ferry

— 1 day
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry holiday website.

New York City to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

White Sulphur Springs

— 1 night
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, steep yourself in history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, then stroll the grounds of Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the White Sulphur Springs road trip planning website.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to White Sulphur Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April in White Sulphur Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and then do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Weston trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from White Sulphur Springs to Weston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Wheeling

— 2 nights
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, admire the masterpieces at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Heritage Port Park & Sculpture Garden, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wheeling trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Weston to Wheeling by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Wheeling are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.