7 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Train to St. Louis, Fly to Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On your second day here, trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry tour itinerary planner.

Springfield to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Wheeling.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Wheeling — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): try your luck at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and then let little ones run wild at Oglebay Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wheeling trip planner.

Fly from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Wheeling are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Golf
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Fayetteville — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fayetteville: White Sulphur Springs (Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, The Greenbrier, &more) and Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum (in Beckley).

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fayetteville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wheeling to Fayetteville in 4 hours. In October in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Weston.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Adventure
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Weston — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): 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 where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Weston tour planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Weston takes 2 hours. October in Weston sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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West Virginia travel guide

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.