15 days in West Virginia & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in West Virginia & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
Fly

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Charleston

— 2 nights
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: New River Gorge Bridge (in Fayetteville) and Beckley (Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum & Grandview State Park). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, and explore the striking landscape of New River Gorge National River.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Charleston travel planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Charleston. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Weston

— 2 nights
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 27th (Thu), do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Mountaineer Military Museum and then view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Weston journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Weston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Weston, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Yellowstone National Park

— 10 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Weston to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Weston to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Weston in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 27°F, while days are slightly colder, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

West Virginia travel guide

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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.