12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

12 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Charleston
— 1 night
2
Beckley
— 2 nights
3
Weston
— 2 nights
4
Moundsville
— 2 nights
5
Davis
— 2 nights
6
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, admire the striking features of West Virginia State Capitol, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Clay Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charleston road trip planning tool.

Washington DC to Charleston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Charleston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Beckley.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol
Capitol Market ©
Capitol Market

2
nights
Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. On the 7th (Fri), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, then look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, and then stroll through Grandview State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beckley trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beckley takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Charleston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beckley, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Beckley

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zipline, New River Gorge National River, New River Gorge Bridge
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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum ©
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia ©
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia

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nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Iron Horse Statue, steep yourself in history at Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., then hike along Allegheny Highlands Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Weston driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Beckley to Weston in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Moundsville.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Elkins
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines

2
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, then see the interesting displays at Castle Halloween Museum, then walk around Grand Vue Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then see the interesting displays at Fostoria Glass Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Imperial Glass Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moundsville route planning site.

Traveling by car from Weston to Moundsville takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Imperial Glass Museum, Cockayne Farmstead, Castle Halloween Museum
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West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Grand Vue Park ©
Grand Vue Park

2
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, then explore by horseback at Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Davis planning app.

You can drive from Moundsville to Davis in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
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Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Canaan Valley Resort State Park ©
Canaan Valley Resort State Park

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then get great views at The Point, and then admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, then wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, and then hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip planning tool.

You can drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Winchester
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ©
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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