49 days in West Virginia Itinerary

49 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
— 6 nights
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Wheeling
— 8 nights
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Weston
— 5 nights
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Charleston
— 8 nights
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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White Sulphur Springs
— 5 nights
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Snowshoe
— 5 nights
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Davis
— 6 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Exeter

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Harpers Ferry — 6 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Step out of Harpers Ferry to go to Berkeley Springs and see Cacapon Resort State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and don't miss a visit to Jefferson Rock.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry day trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Exeter to Harpers Ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Wheeling.
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Wheeling — 8 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Explore Wheeling's surroundings by going to Moundsville (Palace of Gold & Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum"), McDonough Wildlife Refuge (in Vienna) and Morgantown (Don Knotts Statue & West Virginia University). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, make a trip to Artworks Around Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Joseph, and stroll around Grand Vue Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wheeling trip app.

Fly from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Wheeling can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Weston.
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Weston — 5 nights

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Weston: Elkins (The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College, Augusta Heritage Center, &more), Holly River State Park (in Hacker Valley) and North Bend State Park (in Cairo). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, take an in-depth tour of Beverly Heritage Center, and take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Weston trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Wheeling to Weston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 8 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Change things up with these side-trips from Charleston: Barboursville Park (in Barboursville), Huntington (Museum of Radio and Technology, Harris Riverfront Park, &more) and Point Pleasant (U.S. Navy Poster Museum, Mothman Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, relax in the rural setting at Gritt's Farm, and steep yourself in history at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charleston day trip planning site.

Drive from Weston to Charleston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 5 nights

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: Thurmond (in Thurmond), Stonehaven Golf Course (in Daniels) and Beckley (Grandview State Park, Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, stroll through Endless Wall Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Hawks Nest State Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville day trip planning app.

Getting from Charleston to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Charleston in October, you will find days in Fayetteville are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to White Sulphur Springs.
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White Sulphur Springs — 5 nights

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Sandstone Falls (in Sandstone), Watoga State Park (in Marlinton) and Hillsboro (Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park & Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Pomona Salt Cave And Spa, expand your understanding of the military at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, and appreciate the extensive heritage of John Henry Memorial Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the White Sulphur Springs road trip site.

Getting from Fayetteville to White Sulphur Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in White Sulphur Springs can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Snowshoe.
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Snowshoe — 5 nights

Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Snowshoe: Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank), Greenbrier River Trail (in Hillsboro) and Spruce Knob (in Riverton). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shavers Lake & Lift Rides, and tee off at Raven Golf Club.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Snowshoe vacation maker site.

Getting from White Sulphur Springs to Snowshoe by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from White Sulphur Springs in October, you will find days in Snowshoe are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Davis.
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Davis — 6 nights

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Venture out of the city with trips to Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum (in Arthurdale), Top Kick's Military Museum (in Petersburg) and Seneca Rocks (in Seneca Rocks). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, stroll around Lost River State Park, look for gifts at Lost River Artisans Cooperative, and contemplate the long history of Our Lady of the Pines Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Davis trip builder.

Drive from Snowshoe to Davis in 2 hours. While traveling from Snowshoe, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Davis, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time 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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