8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  4​h
1
Charleston
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Cincinnati

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hours
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 15th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary maker website .

Cincinnati to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 16th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Battle Run Beach, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hunt for treasures at Tamarack. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville route planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in June: highs in Fayetteville hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beckley, Battle Run Beach, Summersville Lake Lighthouse
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Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia ©
Summersville Lake Lighthouse ©
Summersville Lake Lighthouse

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at West Virginia State Wildlife Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cedar Creek State Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Weston trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Weston takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Weston

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

West Virginia State Wildlife Center, Cedar Creek State Park
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
West Virginia State Wildlife Center ©

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary website .

Getting from Weston to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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1
night
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): bet on your favorite pup at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, stop by Cabela's, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wheeling trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In June in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Moundsville, Cabela's
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West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Cabela's ©
Cabela's

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