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 30​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
Morgantown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Marlinton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lewisburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
day
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 9th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market, pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, then trek along Midland Trail Scenic Highway, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Kanawha State Forest.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston travel itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Charleston is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Charleston is 3 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charleston: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Parkersburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Nature

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at City Park, look for all kinds of wild species at McDonough Wildlife Refuge, don't miss a visit to G. W. Henderson Plantation - Henderson Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption, and finally look for gifts at Holl's Swiss Chocolatier.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Parkersburg trip planning app .

Drive from Charleston to Parkersburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Parkersburg

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Vienna, The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption, G. W. Henderson Plantation - Henderson Hall
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Russell Stover Chocolates, see the interesting displays at Imperial Glass Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vrindaban Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moundsville vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Parkersburg to Moundsville takes 2 hours. August in Moundsville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Morgantown.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Russell Stover Chocolates, Imperial Glass Museum
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New Vrindaban Temple ©
New Vrindaban Temple
Imperial Glass Museum ©
Imperial Glass Museum
Russell Stover Chocolates ©
Russell Stover Chocolates

2
nights
Morgantown

Morgantown ©
Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Friendship Hill National Historic Site and then look for gifts at Old Stone House Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Pricketts Fort State Park, admire the majestic nature at Tygart Lake State Park, and then hike along Cheat Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Morgantown trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Moundsville to Morgantown takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Morgantown

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tygart Lake State Park, Pricketts Fort State Park, Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Friendship Hill National Historic Site ©
Pricketts Fort State Park ©
Pricketts Fort State Park
Tygart Lake State Park ©
Tygart Lake State Park

1
night
Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area and then admire the majestic nature at Seneca State Forest.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marlinton trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Morgantown to Marlinton takes 3 hours. In August, Marlinton is little chillier than Morgantown - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Marlinton

Nature Parks
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Cranberry Glades Botanical Area ©
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
Seneca State Forest ©
Seneca State Forest

2
nights
Lewisburg

Lewisburg ©
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. Discover out-of-the-way places like Battle Run Beach and Cascades National Recreation Trail. Visiting Bluestone State Park and Organ Cave will get you outdoors. Explore Lewisburg's surroundings by going to Summersville Lake Lighthouse (in Mount Nebo), Thurmond (in Thurmond) and Hinton Railroad Museum (in Hinton). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Stone Presbyterian Church and explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lewisburg itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Marlinton to Lewisburg takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Marlinton in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Lewisburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hinton, Battle Run Beach, Cascades National Recreation Trail, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Thurmond
Highlights from your plan
Thurmond ©
Thurmond
Summersville Lake Lighthouse ©
Summersville Lake Lighthouse
Bluestone State Park ©
Bluestone State Park

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lewisburg to Charleston takes 2 hours. While traveling from Lewisburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Charleston, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol

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