9 days in East Tennessee & West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in East Tennessee & West Virginia Itinerary

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Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive
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Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Lovell Field
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then admire the landmark architecture of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

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Mobile to Knoxville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mobile in October, with highs in Knoxville at 74°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Knoxville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, learn about all things military at Raleigh county veterans museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia and then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beckley trip builder app.

You can drive from Knoxville to Beckley in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Knoxville in October, expect Beckley to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Weston.

Things to do in Beckley

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 10th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Weston travel route builder.

Getting from Beckley to Weston by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Weston sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Moundsville.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, and then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Moundsville vacation planner.

Drive from Weston to Moundsville in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 3 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kids will enjoy Ruby Falls and Walnut Street Bridge. Visiting Lookout Mountain and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at North Chickamauga Creek, grab your bike and head to Enterprise South Nature Park, and stroll around Greenway Farm.

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Explore your travel options from Moundsville to Chattanooga with the Route module. In October, Chattanooga is somewhat warmer than Moundsville - with highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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.