8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Huntington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Beckley
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, take a stroll around Culture Center, admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol, then stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, and finally try to win big at Mardi Gras Casino. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Clay Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Charleston Baptist Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charleston journey maker tool .

Washington DC to Charleston is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Huntington.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mardi Gras Casino
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Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
Clay Center ©
Clay Center

2
nights
Huntington

Huntington ©
Huntington is a city in Cabell County and Wayne County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heritage Station and then stroll around Ritter Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heritage Farm Museum and Village, shop like a local with Blenko Glass Co, then explore the world behind art at Huntington Museum of Art, and finally look for gifts at Superhero Creamery & T Shirt Factory.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Huntington trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Huntington takes an hour. May in Huntington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. You will leave for Beckley on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Huntington

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Blenko Glass Co, Superhero Creamery
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Heritage Farm Museum and Village ©
Heritage Farm Museum and Village
Blenko Glass Co ©
Blenko Glass Co
Huntington Museum of Art ©
Huntington Museum of Art

few
hours
Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Tamarack and then examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beckley online tour builder .

Drive from Huntington to Beckley in 2 hours. While traveling from Huntington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beckley, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Beckley

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 19th (Sun), snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and finally see a world frozen in time at Thurmond. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Hawks Nest State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Kirkwood Winery, and finally explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fayetteville vacation planning tool .

Fayetteville is just a short distance from Beckley. May in Fayetteville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Kirkwood Winery, Whipple Company Store and Museum, New River Gorge National River, Thurmond
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New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Thurmond ©
Thurmond
Whipple Company Store and Museum ©
Whipple Company Store and Museum

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at West Virginia American Art Glass, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Weston travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. In May in Weston, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Weston

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass
West Virginia American Art Glass ©
West Virginia American Art Glass

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