9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Davis
— 1 night
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Weston
— 1 night
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Beckley
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
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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 26th (Sat), don't miss a visit to John Brown's Fort, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, don't miss a visit to The Point, and then don't miss a visit to Restoration Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry online road trip planner.

Tampa to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tampa in June, expect Harpers Ferry to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Davis.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Davis — 1 night

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Cathedral State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Davis day trip tool.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Davis in 2.5 hours. In June in Davis, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Weston.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Weston holiday planning website.

You can drive from Davis to Weston in 2 hours. While traveling from Davis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Weston, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Beckley.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Beckley — 2 nights

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. On the 30th (Wed), stop by Tamarack Marketplace, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse. On your second day here, Head underground at Lost World Caverns, then contemplate the long history of Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, and then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beckley trip planner.

You can drive from Weston to Beckley in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Beckley are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.
Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Side Trips

Charleston — 1 night

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. On the 2nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, then take a stroll around Culture Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Beckley to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Wheeling.
Museums · Shopping

Wheeling — 2 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, make a trip to Artworks Around Town, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Palace of Gold.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Wheeling route planner.

Getting from Charleston to Wheeling by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
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West Virginia travel guide

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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.