7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 day
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Davis
— 1 night
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Weston
— 2 nights
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Lansing
— 2 nights
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Moundsville
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry — 1 day

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 14th (Sun), hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stop by True Treats Historic Candy.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry tour itinerary website.

Philadelphia to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Davis.
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Outdoors · Trails · Tours · Parks

Davis — 1 night

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Davis online trip builder.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Davis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Weston.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Tours

Weston — 2 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines and then steep yourself in history at Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of American Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Weston online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Davis to Weston in 2 hours. In August in Weston, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lansing.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries
Side Trip

Lansing — 2 nights

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Hawks Nest State Park and then stroll through Endless Wall Trail. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Long Point Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at New River Gorge National River.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lansing driving holiday planner.

Getting from Weston to Lansing by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moundsville.
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Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Moundsville — 1 night

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary and then contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Moundsville online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lansing to Moundsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
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Historic Sites

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.
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