8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Drive:  3​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Richmond

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 (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and then look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary maker website .

Richmond to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Richmond in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Harpers Ferry, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Charles Town
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Bloomery Plantation Distillery ©
Bloomery Plantation Distillery
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

2
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 17th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Cathedral State Park, shop like a local with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks and then identify plant and animal life at Dolly Sods.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Davis trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Davis in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Davis are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seneca Rocks, Cathedral State Park, Dolly Sods
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Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Dolly Sods ©
Dolly Sods
Cathedral State Park ©
Cathedral 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 19th (Wed): have fun at Oglebay Park, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Moundsville online attractions planner .

You can drive from Davis to Moundsville in 3.5 hours. September in Moundsville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wheeling
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Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, then examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston attractions planner .

You can drive from Moundsville to Weston in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Weston

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

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): do a tasting at Kirkwood Winery, visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Tamarack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, and then admire the majestic nature at Hawks Nest State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Weston to Fayetteville by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beckley, Whipple Company Store and Museum, Hawks Nest State Park, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, New River Gorge National River
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Hawks Nest State Park ©
Hawks Nest State Park

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