7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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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 2nd (Fri): walk around Oglebay Park, deepen your understanding at West Virginia Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wheeling trip planning website.

Los Angeles to Wheeling is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Wheeling can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Wheeling

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Weston trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Wheeling to Weston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and finally trek along Endless Wall Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Tamarack Marketplace, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, and finally enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beckley road trip planner.

Drive from Weston to Beckley in 2.5 hours. July in Beckley sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally get great views at The Point. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry tour website.

Traveling by car from Beckley to Harpers Ferry takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Beckley in July, you will find days in Harpers Ferry are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

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.