8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
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Davis
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Weston
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Beckley
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Charleston
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Wheeling
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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 15th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and then hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, get great views at The Point, and then admire the striking features of Restoration Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planning app.

Pittsburgh to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, identify plant and animal life at Little Canaan Wildlife Management Area, then view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Davis itinerary planner.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Davis in 2.5 hours. In May in Davis, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then stop by Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Weston sightseeing planner.

Getting from Davis to Weston by car takes about 2 hours. May in Weston sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, then look for gifts at Tamarack Marketplace, and then trek along Grandview State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Beckley online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Weston to Beckley takes 2.5 hours. May in Beckley sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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. On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, then take a stroll around Culture Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Charleston itinerary planner.

Getting from Beckley to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Charleston

Shopping · Museums

Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wheeling online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Charleston to Wheeling by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in May: highs in Wheeling hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.