8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
+3
Fly + bus + subway + train:  8​h 30​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Beckley
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lafayette

1
night
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 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip maker .

Lafayette to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, subway, and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lafayette to Harpers Ferry due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lafayette in August, with highs in Harpers Ferry at 84°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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1
night
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park, and then view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Davis trip planner .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Davis in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Moundsville road trip app .

Drive from Davis to Moundsville in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Wheeling
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West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

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night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of John Henry Memorial Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, then do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and finally contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Weston road trip app .

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Weston takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

John Henry Memorial Park
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines

3
nights
Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beckley: Lewisburg (Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg & Lost World Caverns), Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility (in White Sulphur Springs) and New River Gorge Bridge (in Fayetteville). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandview State Park, take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tamarack, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Beckley itinerary builder .

You can drive from Weston to Beckley in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lewisburg, New River Gorge Bridge, Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, West Virginia State Museum
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Lost World Caverns ©
Lost World Caverns
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

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