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

few
hours
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): try to win big at Mardi Gras Casino and then admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Charleston vacation planning tool .

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 (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charleston

Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mardi Gras Casino
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Mardi Gras Casino ©
Mardi Gras Casino
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hike along Endless Wall Trail, take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Tamarack, examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville day trip site .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Charleston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fayetteville, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beckley, Endless Wall Trail, New River Gorge National River
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New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, and finally contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Weston visit planning 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 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Weston

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

2
nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Thu), take in the views from Suspension Bridge, then catch a bit of excitement at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Vue Park, then appreciate the history behind Madonna of the Trail, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wheeling trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Weston to Wheeling takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Wheeling

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moundsville
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Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 15th (Sat), trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary app .

Drive from Wheeling to Harpers Ferry in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In June in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Jefferson Rock ©
Jefferson Rock

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