9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
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Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 28th (Wed), try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stop by True Treats Historic Candy. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary site.

Chicago to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Harpers Ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More, then immerse yourself in nature at Fairfax Stone State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Davis journey planner.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Davis takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Moundsville

— 2 nights
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary and then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Grand Vue Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palace of Gold.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moundsville road trip app.

Traveling by car from Davis to Moundsville takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Moundsville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Fayetteville

— 3 nights
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum (in Beckley), The Salt Cave and Spa (in White Sulphur Springs) and Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, stop by Tamarack Marketplace, contemplate the waterfront views at New River Gorge, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Fayetteville takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 5th (Thu), stop by Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston trip planner.

Drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. In August in Weston, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Weston

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
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.