16 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
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Davis
— 1 night
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Weston
— 1 night
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White Sulphur Springs
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
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Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Step out of Harpers Ferry with an excursion to Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry travel route builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Harpers Ferry due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to 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 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park, then view the masterpieces at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Cathedral State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Davis travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Davis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Weston.
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Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, shop like a local with Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Weston online route maker.

You can drive from Davis to Weston in 2 hours. May in Weston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to White Sulphur Springs.
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White Sulphur Springs — 2 nights

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. On the 19th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, then get a sense of history and politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blue Bend Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Watts Roost Vineyard, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetery of Lewisburg, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smooth Ambler Distillery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Pomona Salt Cave And Spa.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our White Sulphur Springs trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Weston to White Sulphur Springs takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in White Sulphur Springs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive 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. On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of New River Gorge National River, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bridge Brew Works. On your second day here, stop by Tamarack Marketplace, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville route planner.

You can drive from White Sulphur Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. May in Fayetteville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get curious at Clay Center, then get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at The Mason Jar, then examine the collection at Mothman Museum, then examine the collection at U.S. Navy Poster Museum, and finally walk around Ritter Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston holiday maker tool.

Getting from Fayetteville to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moundsville.
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Moundsville — 2 nights

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and then stroll around Grand Vue Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palace of Gold, and then get engrossed in the history at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Moundsville online route planner.

Drive from Charleston to Moundsville in 3 hours. Traveling from Charleston in May, you will find days in Moundsville are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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West Virginia travel guide

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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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