16 days in West Virginia Itinerary

16 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia visit planner
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White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
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Weston
— 2 nights
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Davis
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
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White Sulphur Springs — 1 night

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Bend Recreation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Confederate Cemetery of Lewisburg, then Head underground at Lost World Caverns, 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 see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the White Sulphur Springs road trip app.

Norfolk to White Sulphur Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Norfolk in September: high temperatures in White Sulphur Springs hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) 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. On the 2nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Tamarack Marketplace, then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fayetteville day trip site.

Drive from White Sulphur Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 3 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Venture out of the city with trips to Heritage Farm Museum and Village (in Huntington), Parkersburg (Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park & Fort Boreman Park) and Appalachian Distillery (in Ripley). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, make a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, and examine the collection at Mothman Museum.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip maker.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) 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. On the 7th (Fri), walk around Grand Vue Park, then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Palace of Gold, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and then see the interesting displays at Castle Halloween Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moundsville trip website.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Moundsville takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Weston.
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Weston — 2 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, gain insight at Augusta Heritage Center, then get all the information you need at Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., and finally appreciate the history behind Iron Horse Statue.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Weston trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Moundsville to Weston in 2.5 hours. In October in Weston, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Davis.
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Davis — 1 night

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Cathedral State Park, then steep yourself in history at Our Lady of the Pines Church, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Davis itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Weston to Davis takes 2 hours. October in Davis sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 4 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harpers Ferry: Orr's Farm Market (in Martinsburg) and Cacapon Resort State Park (in Berkeley Springs). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to The Point, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry holiday planning app.

You can drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. October in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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