9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Beckley
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Take a break from Harpers Ferry with a short trip to Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, take some stellar pictures from Jefferson Rock, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry day trip planning site.

Philadelphia to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 13th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park, then view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Cathedral State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Davis trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Davis takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

Plan my Wheeling trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Davis to Wheeling takes 3 hours. In May in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, brush up on your military savvy at Mountaineer Military Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Weston itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Wheeling to Weston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, then see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and finally stop by Tamarack Marketplace. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of New River Gorge National River, snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beckley tour planning site.

Getting from Weston to Beckley by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, then take a stroll around Culture Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip site.

Getting from Beckley to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping

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.