19 days in West Virginia Itinerary

19 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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Wheeling
— 4 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Davis
— 3 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Accra

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Harpers Ferry — 4 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Change things up with these side-trips from Harpers Ferry: Cacapon Resort State Park (in Berkeley Springs) and Orr's Farm Market (in Martinsburg). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Harpers Ferry vacation builder website.

Accra, Ghana to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Accra to Harpers Ferry due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Accra in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Harpers Ferry, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Wheeling.
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Wheeling — 4 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Change things up with these side-trips from Wheeling: Don Knotts Statue (in Morgantown), Moundsville (Palace of Gold & Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum") and Coopers Rock State Forest (in Bruceton Mills). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Joseph, and gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wheeling trip maker app.

Fly from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in July, you will find days in Wheeling are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charleston.
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Charleston — 4 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Parkersburg (Fort Boreman Park & Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park), Lewisburg (Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, Lost World Caverns, &more) and The Mason Jar (in Point Pleasant). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, make a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Kanawha State Forest.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Wheeling to Charleston in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and finally hike along Endless Wall Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at 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 see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in July: highs in Fayetteville hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) 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 27th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Weston trip maker website.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Davis.
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Davis — 3 nights

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 28th (Fri), explore by horseback at Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More, look for all kinds of wild species at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Smoke Hole Caverns, explore the striking landscape at Seneca Rocks, and then Head underground at Seneca Caverns.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Davis journey builder.

You can drive from Weston to Davis in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Davis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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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