8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Wilmington
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  6​h
End: Wilmington

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Blenko Glass Co and then hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary tool .

Wilmington to Charleston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in October; daily highs in Charleston reach 70°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Blenko Glass Co
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Blenko Glass Co ©
Blenko Glass Co
Clay Center ©
Clay Center
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greenbrier River Trail and Summersville Lake Lighthouse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Thurmond and Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkwood Winery (in Summersville), Old Stone Presbyterian Church (in Lewisburg) and Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park (in Hillsboro). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park, and make a trip to Fayette Station Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Charleston in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fayetteville: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Summersville, West Virginia, Babcock State Park, Fayette Station Road, Thurmond
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Thurmond ©
Thurmond
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park ©

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and finally have fun at Stonewall Resort Recreation.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Weston day trip website .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Weston

Fun & Games Outdoors Wineries

Side Trip

Stonewall Resort Recreation
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Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead ©
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, then stroll through Grand Vue Park, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moundsville trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Weston to Moundsville takes 2.5 hours. In October in Moundsville, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Moundsville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cockayne Farmstead
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Cockayne Farmstead ©
Cockayne Farmstead

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 27th (Sat): trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, get great views at The Point, contemplate the long history of John Brown's Fort, look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Harpers Ferry trip builder site .

Getting from Moundsville to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 4.5 hours. October in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Trails Wildlife Parks
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church ©
John Brown's Fort ©
John Brown's Fort

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