7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia route maker

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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Davis
— 1 night
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Weston
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Wheeling
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and then look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Harpers Ferry route planner.

Detroit to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Detroit in April, expect nights in Harpers Ferry to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, then get a taste of the local shopping with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fairfax Stone State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Davis trip tool.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Davis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Davis can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Weston road trip app.

Traveling by car from Davis to Weston takes 2 hours. April in Weston sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Fayetteville

— 1 night
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, stop by Tamarack Marketplace, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge.

Plan my day in Fayetteville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Weston to Fayetteville by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trips

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 2nd (Sun): try your luck at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Heritage Port Park & Sculpture Garden, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wheeling trip planner.

Getting from Fayetteville to Wheeling by car takes about 4 hours. May in Wheeling sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos · Historic Sites

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.