5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Train to Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Fly to Charleston
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Beckley
— 1 night
Drive
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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night
Charleston

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Avampato Discovery Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at U.S. Navy Poster Museum, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and then get curious at Clay Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip website.

New York City to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Charleston, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Beckley.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Beckley

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hit the slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Raleigh county veterans museum, and then browse the exhibits of Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beckley tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Beckley in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Beckley

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

2
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, see the interesting displays at Castle Halloween Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): walk around Oglebay Park, examine the collection at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, and then examine the collection at Wheeling-Ohio County Airport Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moundsville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beckley to Moundsville takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.