5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip maker

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Make it your trip
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Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Charles Town
— 2 nights
Drive

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Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): try your luck at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center and then enjoy some diversion at Oglebay Park. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wheeling journey planner.

New York City to Wheeling is an approximately 7-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Weston.

Things to do in Wheeling

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos

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, take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Weston holiday maker tool.

Drive from Wheeling to Weston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Weston sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charles Town.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Charles Town

— 2 nights
Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then admire the striking features of Restoration Museum. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Harpers Ferry Station, contemplate the long history of John Brown's Fort, steep yourself in history at White Hall Tavern, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Harper Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Charles Town trip planning website.

You can drive from Weston to Charles Town in 4 hours. In April in Charles Town, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Charles Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.