8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Marlinton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oak Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Moundsville
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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 (Sat): stroll through Appalachian National Scenic Trail and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry online trip builder .

New York City to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbrier River Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Watoga State Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Cranberry Glades Botanical Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Marlinton online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Marlinton by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Harpers Ferry, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marlinton, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Oak Hill.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hillsboro, Greenbrier River Trail
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Beartown State Park ©
Beartown State Park
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park ©
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum ©
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum

2
nights
Oak Hill

Oak Hill ©
Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, and finally take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park, then hike along Endless Wall Trail, and then see a world frozen in time at Thurmond.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oak Hill trip planner .

Getting from Marlinton to Oak Hill by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Marlinton, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oak Hill, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Oak Hill

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Thurmond, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, New River Gorge Bridge, Endless Wall Trail
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
Thurmond ©
Thurmond

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, and finally contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Weston tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Oak Hill to Weston in 2 hours. May in Weston sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moundsville holiday maker tool .

Drive from Weston to Moundsville in 2.5 hours. May in Moundsville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cockayne Farmstead
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