5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
2
Davis
— 1 night
3
Beckley
— 2 nights

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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 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then stop by True Treats Historic Candy. Keep things going the next day: hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, then get great views at The Point, then contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at O'Hurley's General Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry day trip tool.

Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Harpers Ferry is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

O'Hurley's General Store, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races ©
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, then get a taste of the local shopping with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Davis trip planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Davis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
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Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge ©
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
WVHighlands Artisan Gallery ©
WVHighlands Artisan Gallery

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Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, and then admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Thurmond, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beckley itinerary builder.

Drive from Davis to Beckley in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Beckley are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beckley

Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

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

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