8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia visit planner
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Fly
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On your second day here, look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Harpers Ferry trip simple and quick.

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 July, plan for little chillier nights in Harpers Ferry, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Wheeling.
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Wheeling — 2 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. On the 24th (Sun), stroll around Grand Vue Park and then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at B&O Building, then let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, and then try to win big at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wheeling trip builder app.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Harpers Ferry in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Wheeling, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Weston.
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Side Trip

Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 26th (Tue), shop like a local with Appalachian Glass and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Weston road trip tool.

Drive from Wheeling to Weston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Weston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fayetteville.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Fayetteville — 2 nights

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at New River Gorge, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Tamarack Marketplace and then see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fayetteville trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Weston to Fayetteville by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
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Side Trips

Charleston — 1 night

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll around Culture Center, then take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charleston trip maker app.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Charleston in 1.5 hours. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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