8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia visit planner
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Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport, Drive to Wheeling
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Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Fly
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Belfast

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Wheeling — 1 night

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the views from Suspension Bridge and then let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally try to win big at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wheeling visit planner.

Belfast, UK to Wheeling is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Belfast in April, you will find days in Wheeling are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Weston.
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Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Weston trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wheeling to Weston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.
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Shopping · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites
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Fayetteville — 1 night

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Tamarack Marketplace, examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fayetteville route builder.

You can drive from Weston to Fayetteville in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get curious at Clay Center, get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and then take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Charleston road trip planning site.

Getting from Fayetteville to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Charleston, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Vintage Lady, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry sightseeing website.

Getting from Charleston to Harpers Ferry by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
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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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