7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  3​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of John Brown's Fort, get great views at The Point, stop by True Treats Historic Candy, get engrossed in the history at John Brown Wax Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and finally stroll through Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry journey planner .

Philadelphia to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from Philadelphia in October, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
John Brown Wax Museum ©
John Brown Wax Museum

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Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 16th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, examine the collection at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, then contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Moundsville trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Moundsville in 4.5 hours. In October in Moundsville, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums Historic Sites

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Wheeling
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Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, then view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, then learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Weston journey builder .

Drive from Moundsville to Weston in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Weston

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 18th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, admire the majestic nature at Babcock State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Endless Wall Trail, take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, then examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Thurmond.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip planner .

Drive from Weston to Fayetteville in 2 hours. In October in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Thurmond, Babcock State Park, Endless Wall Trail, Whipple Company Store and Museum, New River Gorge National River
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
Thurmond ©
Thurmond

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White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs ©
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenbrier River Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our White Sulphur Springs road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to White Sulphur Springs takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in White Sulphur Springs can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Smooth Ambler Distillery, Greenbrier River Trail
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The Greenbrier ©
The Greenbrier
Smooth Ambler Distillery ©
Smooth Ambler Distillery

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