15 days in West Virginia & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in West Virginia & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Charleston
— 1 day
Drive
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Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 11 nights
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Charleston

— 1 day
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 24th (Mon), appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, then get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Midland Trail Scenic Highway, and finally grab your bike and head to Little Creek Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charleston. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Beckley.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Little Beaver State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, and then look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia. On your second day here, take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, and then get a dose of the wild on TreeTops Canopy Tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beckley trip planner.

Drive from Charleston to Beckley in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Charleston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Beckley, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Beckley

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at West Virginia American Art Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Weston online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beckley to Weston takes 2.5 hours. May in Weston sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Yellowstone National Park

— 11 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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Fountain Paint Pot, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Weston to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Weston in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°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 · Wildlife

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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.