7 days in New Jersey's Skylands Region & West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in New Jersey's Skylands Region & West Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in New Jersey's Skylands Region & West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h
1
Flemington
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Weston
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
day
Flemington

Flemington ©
Flemington is a borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Duke Farms, look for gifts at Barkley's Gourmet Marketplace, and then learn about winemaking at Unionville Vineyards.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Flemington holiday builder site .

Newark to Flemington is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Newark in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Flemington. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Flemington

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Unionville Vineyards, Duke Farms
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Duke Farms ©
Duke Farms
Unionville Vineyards ©
Unionville Vineyards
Barkley's Gourmet Marketplace ©
Barkley's Gourmet Marketplace

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, then steep yourself in history at Elkins Depot Welcome Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Iron Horse Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at West Virginia State Wildlife Center, take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

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

You can drive from Flemington to Weston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Weston are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Charleston.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Elkins, West Virginia State Wildlife Center
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Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass
West Virginia State Wildlife Center ©
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead ©
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Babcock State Park and Sandstone Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like New River Gorge National River and Blenko Glass Co. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Hawks Nest State Park (in Ansted) and Battle Run Beach (in Summersville). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Weston to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

New River Gorge National River, Blenko Glass Co, Sandstone Falls, Babcock State Park, Battle Run Beach
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Sandstone Falls ©
Sandstone Falls
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park

1
night
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wheeling trip maker tool .

You can drive from Charleston to Wheeling in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Wheeling can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moundsville
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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum ©
Oglebay Institute Glass Museum
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary

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