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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Morgantown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
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): hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, then shop like a local with Blenko Glass Co, and then ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, then get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Kanawha State Forest.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner .

Chicago to Charleston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Blenko Glass Co
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Market ©
Capitol Market
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, take in the history at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, do a tasting at Kirkwood Winery, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and finally see a world frozen in time at Thurmond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at New River Gorge National River, and then take a peaceful walk through Babcock State Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fayetteville trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Charleston to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Charleston in June, expect nights in Fayetteville to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Summersville, Fayette Station Road, New River Gorge National River, Thurmond, Summersville Lake Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Thurmond ©
Thurmond
Summersville Lake Lighthouse ©
Summersville Lake Lighthouse

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, then steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Weston takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Weston are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Morgantown.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead ©
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass

1
night
Morgantown

Morgantown ©
Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Pricketts Fort State Park, contemplate the long history of Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum, then admire all the interesting features of West Virginia University, and finally pause for some photo ops at Don Knotts Statue.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Morgantown trip builder .

Drive from Weston to Morgantown in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Morgantown can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moundsville.

Things to do in Morgantown

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pricketts Fort State Park, Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum ©
Arthurdale Heritage Inc. Museum
Pricketts Fort State Park ©
Pricketts Fort State Park
West Virginia University ©
West Virginia University

1
night
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 15th (Sat), stroll through Grand Vue Park, steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex.

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Drive from Morgantown to Moundsville in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Grand Vue Park ©
Grand Vue Park

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On the next day, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, contemplate the long history of The Point, then contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern, then steep yourself in history at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Moundsville to Harpers Ferry in 4.5 hours. In June in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
White Hall Tavern ©
White Hall Tavern
Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church ©

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