8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Beckley
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Elkins
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Philadelphia

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hours
Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Tamarack and then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Beckley trip itinerary site .

Philadelphia to Beckley is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, Beckley is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Beckley

Shopping Museums
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1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 17th (Wed), take in the views from Suspension Bridge, try to win big at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moundsville attractions planner.

Getting from Beckley to Moundsville by car takes about 4 hours. October in Moundsville sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wheeling
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West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, then learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Weston trip maker app .

Getting from Moundsville to Weston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Weston

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

1
night
Elkins

Elkins ©
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. On the 19th (Fri), get your bearings at Elkins Depot Welcome Center, take in the awesome beauty at Bickel Knob Observation Tower, and then identify plant and animal life at Dolly Sods.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Elkins road trip planning website .

You can drive from Weston to Elkins in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Elkins can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Dolly Sods ©
Dolly Sods
Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc. ©
Bickel Knob Observation Tower ©
Bickel Knob Observation Tower

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nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Get in touch with nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Berkeley Springs State Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, stop by True Treats Historic Candy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry vacation planner .

You can drive from Elkins to Harpers Ferry in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Berkeley Springs State Park
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
The Point ©
The Point

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