8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Moundsville
— 1 day
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Fayetteville
— 3 nights
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Weston
— 1 night
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Davis
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Moundsville

— 1 day
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around Grand Vue Park, then get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moundsville online visit planner.

Pittsburgh to Moundsville is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Moundsville are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fayetteville

— 3 nights
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum & Grandview State Park). There's much more to do: snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, test your problem-solving skills at Escape-A-Torium, and look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Fayetteville takes 4 hours. In September in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then stop by Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston planning website.

Getting from Fayetteville to Weston by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Davis.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): paddle through the water with Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Davis travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Weston to Davis in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and then admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Four Seasons Books, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, whizz through the canopy at River Riders, don't miss a visit to White Hall Tavern, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.

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You can drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.