9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  4​h
1
Charleston
— 1 night
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

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 14th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blenko Glass Co. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Midland Trail Scenic Highway, and then take a peaceful walk through Kanawha State Forest.

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Cincinnati to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Midland Trail Scenic Highway, Blenko Glass Co
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Kanawha State Forest ©
Kanawha State Forest
Blenko Glass Co ©
Blenko Glass Co
Capitol Market ©
Capitol Market

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, then enjoy the sand and surf at Battle Run Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Babcock State Park, trek along Endless Wall Trail, and then see a world frozen in time at Thurmond.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville travel planner.

Getting from Charleston to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Charleston in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fayetteville: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Summersville Lake Lighthouse, New River Gorge National River, Whipple Company Store and Museum, Endless Wall Trail, Battle Run Beach
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
Thurmond ©
Thurmond

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore and take pictures at John Henry Memorial Park, then identify plant and animal life at West Virginia State Wildlife Center, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): stop by Appalachian Glass, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, and finally learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston trip planner .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

John Henry Memorial Park, West Virginia State Wildlife Center
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, don't miss a visit to White Hall Tavern, don't miss a visit to The Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and finally hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip maker app .

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, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Wheeling.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races ©

1
night
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Heritage Port Park & Sculpture Garden, look for gifts at Russell Stover Chocolates, steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wheeling trip itinerary builder tool .

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, daytime highs in Wheeling are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Moundsville, Russell Stover Chocolates
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