5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lewisburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive
4
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Fly

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Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): engage your brain at Clay Center, make a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, and then take a peaceful walk through Kanawha State Forest. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, sample the fine beverages at Appalachian Distillery, then hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, and finally get outside with Appalachian Power Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary maker site.

Orlando to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Charleston to be colder, temps between 50°F and 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Lewisburg

— 1 night
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. On the 15th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier, and finally stroll the grounds of Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lewisburg road trip planning website.

You can drive from Charleston to Lewisburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Charleston in December, you will find days in Lewisburg are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are about the same (28°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, see the interesting displays at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wheeling online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lewisburg to Wheeling takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Wheeling are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 17th (Thu), trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jefferson Rock.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip maker.

You can drive from Wheeling to Harpers Ferry in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
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.