8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Elkins
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Huntsville

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 10th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip planner .

Huntsville to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, subway, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Huntsville in May; daily highs in Harpers Ferry reach 74°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Berkeley Springs State Park
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Berkeley Springs State Park ©
Berkeley Springs State Park

1
night
Elkins

Elkins ©
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bickel Knob Observation Tower and then identify plant and animal life at Dolly Sods.

Before you visit Elkins, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Elkins takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Elkins, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Elkins

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Dolly Sods ©
Dolly Sods
Bickel Knob Observation Tower ©
Bickel Knob Observation Tower

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, look for gifts at Artworks, and then identify plant and animal life at West Virginia State Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at West Virginia American Art Glass, do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Weston travel route app .

Traveling by car from Elkins to Weston takes an hour. In May in Weston, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Weston

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

West Virginia State Wildlife Center, Artworks
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
West Virginia State Wildlife Center ©

2
nights
Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, try for a hole-in-one at Mountain State Miniature Golf, and then look for gifts at Tamarack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beckley travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Weston to Beckley takes 2.5 hours. May in Beckley sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beckley

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

New River Gorge Bridge
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Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia ©
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

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