13 days in West Virginia & Rhode Island Itinerary

13 days in West Virginia & Rhode Island Itinerary

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Oak Hill
— 1 night
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Lewisburg
— 1 night
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Elkins
— 2 nights
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Moundsville
— 1 night
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Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Drive to Newport
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Newport
— 4 nights
Taxi to Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Great Island At Ferry Terminal, Fly to Charleston

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Oak Hill

— 1 night
Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Hawks Nest State Park, then hike along Endless Wall Trail, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oak Hill road trip site.

Charleston to Oak Hill is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Charleston in July, expect nights in Oak Hill to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lewisburg.

Things to do in Oak Hill

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lewisburg

— 1 night
Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetary of Lewisburg, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, and finally ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lewisburg visit planner.

Drive from Oak Hill to Lewisburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Lewisburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Elkins

— 2 nights
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Seneca Rocks, then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park, and then shop like a local with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Seneca Caverns, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolly Sods, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bickel Knob Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Elkins trip planner.

Drive from Lewisburg to Elkins in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Elkins can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moundsville online route builder.

Drive from Elkins to Moundsville in 3 hours. July in Moundsville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites · Museums

Newport

— 4 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Adams State Park and Narragansett Beach. Beavertail Lighthouse and Park and Touro Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Roger W. Wheeler State Beach (in Narragansett) and The Glass Station (in Wakefield). The adventure continues: walk around Brenton Point State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), and take a memorable drive along Bellevue Avenue Historic District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newport road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moundsville to Newport. July in Newport sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

New Shoreham, Block Island

— 3 nights
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Relax by the water at Mohegan Bluffs and Mansion Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South East Lighthouse and Spring Street Gallery. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ballard's Beach, experience rural life at 1661 Farm and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fred Benson Town Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clayhead Salon & Spa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read New Shoreham travel route planner.

Getting from Newport to New Shoreham by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Trails

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.