10 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Harpers Ferry
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Christchurch

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Harpers Ferry — 2 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, get great views at The Point, and steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry route website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Christchurch to Harpers Ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in May, with highs in Harpers Ferry at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Davis.
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Davis — 1 night

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 29th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Cathedral State Park, view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fairfax Stone State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Davis trip planner.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Davis in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Davis are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Weston.
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Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Weston online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Davis to Weston takes 2 hours. In May in Weston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 2 nights

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of New River Gorge National River, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bridge Brew Works. On the next day, stop by Tamarack Marketplace, then admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and finally examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville tour planning site.

Getting from Weston to Fayetteville by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moundsville.
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Moundsville — 1 night

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and then see the interesting displays at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moundsville itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Moundsville takes 4 hours. June in Moundsville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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