6 days in West Virginia Itinerary

6 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia planner

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Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive
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Elkins
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Maxwelton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thurmond
— 1 night
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Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wheeling trip planner.

Detroit to Wheeling is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in March: highs in Wheeling hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Wheeling

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elkins

Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. The community was incorporated in 1890 and named in honor of Stephen Benton Elkins (1841–1911), a U.S. Senator from West Virginia. On the 16th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc..

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You can drive from Wheeling to Elkins in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Elkins can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Maxwelton.

Things to do in Elkins

Historic Sites · Museums

Maxwelton

— 3 nights
Maxwelton is an unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park and then grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum and then stroll through The Greenbrier.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maxwelton day trip site.

Traveling by car from Elkins to Maxwelton takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Maxwelton can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Thurmond.

Things to do in Maxwelton

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Thurmond

— 1 night
Thurmond is a town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States, on the New River. On the 19th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Thurmond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along New River Gorge National River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park.

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You can drive from Maxwelton to Thurmond in 1.5 hours. March in Thurmond sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thurmond

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.