7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Train:  1 h 15 min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Oak Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Hillsboro
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then get great views at The Point, and then contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, then hike along Armory Canal Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary tool.

Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 4th (Tue), shop like a local with Artworks, then steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and finally contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Iron Horse Statue, then contemplate the long history of Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., then get engrossed in the history at The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College, and finally identify plant and animal life at West Virginia State Wildlife Center.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Weston travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Weston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oak Hill.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Elkins, Artworks, West Virginia State Wildlife Center
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WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead ©
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead
West Virginia State Wildlife Center ©
West Virginia State Wildlife Center
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

2
nights
Oak Hill

Oak Hill ©
Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park, explore the activities along New River Gorge National River, then see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and finally see a world frozen in time at Thurmond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, then kick back and relax at Battle Run Beach, and then hike along Endless Wall Trail.

Plan a Oak Hill trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Weston to Oak Hill in 2 hours. August in Oak Hill sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hillsboro.

Things to do in Oak Hill

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Summersville, New River Gorge National River, Whipple Company Store and Museum, Babcock State Park, Thurmond
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Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Thurmond ©
Thurmond

1
night
Hillsboro

Hillsboro ©
Hillsboro is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, admire the sheer force of Falls of Hills Creek, then contemplate the long history of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hillsboro road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Oak Hill to Hillsboro in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hillsboro

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Greenbrier River Trail
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Falls of Hills Creek ©
Falls of Hills Creek
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area ©
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum ©
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum

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