15 days in Parkersburg & Charleston Itinerary

15 days in Parkersburg & Charleston Itinerary

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15 days in Parkersburg & Charleston Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  2​h
1
Parkersburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Charleston
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Charleston

4
nights
Parkersburg

Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve), Ash Cave (in Logan) and Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (in Weston). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of G. W. Henderson Plantation - Henderson Hall, stop by Holl's Swiss Chocolatier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption, and get engrossed in the history at Blennerhassett Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Parkersburg trip itinerary site .

Charleston to Parkersburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Parkersburg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockbridge, The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Hockhocking Adena bikeway, Kennedy Museum of Art, Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

9
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
When in Charleston, make a side trip to see The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charleston online holiday planner .

You can drive from Parkersburg to Charleston in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Parkersburg in December; daily highs in Charleston reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Fort Moultrie, The Center for Birds of Prey, H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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