9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Blenko Glass Co, and then ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Craik-Patton House, and finally take a stroll around Culture Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston driving holiday planning website .

Chicago to Charleston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blenko Glass Co
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Blenko Glass Co ©
Blenko Glass Co
Craik-Patton House ©
Craik-Patton House
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery

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 11th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamarack. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Thurmond.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fayetteville holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Charleston in June, expect nights in Fayetteville to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beckley, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Thurmond, New River Gorge National River, Summersville Lake Lighthouse
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New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Thurmond ©
Thurmond

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of John Henry Memorial Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Appalachian Glass, then examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, and finally shop like a local with West Virginia American Art Glass.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Weston trip builder tool .

Drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wheeling.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

John Henry Memorial Park
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Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass

1
night
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 15th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and finally learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wheeling tour planner .

Traveling by car from Weston to Wheeling takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moundsville
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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 16th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, take some stellar pictures from The Point, steep yourself in history at White Hall Tavern, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Harpers Ferry online trip maker .

Getting from Wheeling to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In June, daytime highs in Harpers Ferry are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks 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
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races ©
Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church ©

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