9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Charleston
1
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Marlinton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Weston
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Charleston

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market, engage your brain at Clay Center, then shop like a local with Blenko Glass Co, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kanawha State Forest. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Midland Trail Scenic Highway, get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoney's Big Boy Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Charleston attractions planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Charleston. In June in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Shopping Museums

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
Clay Center ©
Clay Center

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Whipple Company Store and Museum and Tamarack. Get in touch with nature at Battle Run Beach and New River Gorge National River. Explore Fayetteville's surroundings by going to Hinton Railroad Museum (in Hinton), Kirkwood Winery (in Summersville) and Pipestem State Park (in Pipestem). The adventure continues: see a world frozen in time at Thurmond, immerse yourself in nature at Hawks Nest State Park, take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Fayetteville planning site .

You can drive from Charleston to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Charleston in June, plan for a bit cooler 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 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marlinton.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Summersville, Hawks Nest State Park, Thurmond, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, Whipple Company Store and Museum
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Thurmond ©
Thurmond
Whipple Company Store and Museum ©
Whipple Company Store and Museum

3
nights
Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum and Elkins Depot Welcome Center will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as West Virginia State Wildlife Center and Greenbrier River Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Marlinton: Smooth Ambler Distillery (in Maxwelton), Iron Horse Statue (in Elkins) and Spruce Knob (in Riverton). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marlinton trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fayetteville to Marlinton in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fayetteville in June: highs in Marlinton hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Elkins, Spruce Knob, Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, Greenbrier River Trail, West Virginia State Wildlife Center
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Spruce Knob ©
Spruce Knob
West Virginia State Wildlife Center ©

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night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, look for gifts at Appalachian Glass, then do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Weston online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Marlinton to Weston takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marlinton in June: highs in Weston hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines

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