11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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11 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Charleston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Parkersburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Clarksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Parsons
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Marlinton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Lewisburg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Vancouver

1
day
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, then trek along Midland Trail Scenic Highway, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Kanawha State Forest.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Charleston is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Charleston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: highs in Charleston hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Parkersburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Midland Trail Scenic Highway
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Kanawha State Forest ©
Kanawha State Forest
Capitol Market ©
Capitol Market

1
night
Parkersburg

Parkersburg ©
Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. On the 8th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mound Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Campus Martius Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Blennerhassett Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Parkersburg route builder website .

Getting from Charleston to Parkersburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Parkersburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Marietta
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Mound Cemetery ©
Mound Cemetery
Campus Martius Museum ©
Campus Martius Museum
Blennerhassett Museum ©
Blennerhassett Museum

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Cabela's, steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Moundsville trip planner .

Getting from Parkersburg to Moundsville by car takes about 2 hours. August in Moundsville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Clarksburg.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cabela's, Cockayne Farmstead
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Cockayne Farmstead ©
Cockayne Farmstead

2
nights
Clarksburg

Clarksburg ©
Clarksburg is a city in and the county seat of Harrison County, West Virginia, United States, in the north-central region of the state. On the 10th (Sat), stop by Appalachian Glass and then make a splash at Splash Zone. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and then learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Clarksburg route maker app .

Getting from Moundsville to Clarksburg by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Clarksburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Parsons.

Things to do in Clarksburg

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Weston
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Splash Zone ©
Splash Zone
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead ©
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass

1
night
Parsons

Parsons ©
Parsons is a city in and the county seat of Tucker County, West Virginia, United States. For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Parsons tour planner.

Drive from Clarksburg to Parsons in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marlinton.
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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

1
night
Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): cruise along Highland Scenic Highway and then immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marlinton holiday planning site .

You can drive from Parsons to Marlinton in 2 hours. While traveling from Parsons, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marlinton, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Marlinton

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Beartown State Park ©
Beartown State Park

3
nights
Lewisburg

Lewisburg ©
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. Take a break from the city and head to Greenbrier River Trail and Babcock State Park. Get some cultural insight at Washington and Lee University and Old Stone Presbyterian Church. Explore Lewisburg's surroundings by going to Covington (Falling Springs Waterfall & Humpback Bridge) and George C. Marshall Museum (in Lexington). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lewisburg sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Marlinton to Lewisburg takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Marlinton in August, expect nights in Lewisburg to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Covington, Lexington, West Virginia, Babcock State Park
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Washington and Lee University ©
Washington and Lee University
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park

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