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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

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Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Restoration Museum. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, stop by True Treats Historic Candy, get great views at The Point, and try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry travel itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Harpers Ferry due to the time zone difference. In March, Harpers Ferry is colder than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. On the 9th (Tue), trek along Endless Wall Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smooth Ambler Distillery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sandstone Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Beckley trip planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Beckley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In March in Beckley, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 11th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Kanawha State Forest, pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, then get curious at Clay Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston journey planner.

Getting from Beckley to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Charleston

Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks · Museums

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 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and finally stop by Cabela's.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wheeling holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Wheeling takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in March, expect Wheeling to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.