8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Newark

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): try to win big at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): walk around Oglebay Park, then take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally see the interesting displays at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Moundsville online road trip planner .

Newark to Moundsville is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Moundsville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Wheeling, Cockayne Farmstead
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Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Cockayne Farmstead ©
Cockayne Farmstead

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: New River Gorge Bridge (in Fayetteville), Zipline (in Oak Hill) and Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, & more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market, and get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charleston day trip planning app .

You can drive from Moundsville to Charleston in 3 hours. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Weston.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beckley, New River Gorge Bridge, Whipple Company Store and Museum, Zipline
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West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, stop by Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Weston trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Charleston to Weston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Davis.

Things to do in Weston

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

1
night
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Davis trip site .

Getting from Weston to Davis by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Davis, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Harpers Ferry.

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
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 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
The Point ©
The Point

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