13 days in Charleston & Custer Itinerary

13 days in Charleston & Custer Itinerary

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Charleston
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Custer
— 7 nights
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Charleston — 4 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Kids will enjoy West Virginia State Museum and Clay Center. Get out of town with these interesting Charleston side-trips: Zipline (in Oak Hill), Beckley (Grandview State Park & Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum) and Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (in Weston). The adventure continues: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, make a trip to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, and ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol.

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Washington to Charleston is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Custer.
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Custer — 7 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Custer State Park and Iron Mountain Road. Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Keystone (Presidential Trail, Rushmore Tramway Adventures, &more) and Hot Springs (Pioneer Museum & The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Custer road trip tool.

Getting from Charleston to Custer by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Custer is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charleston in August; daily highs in Custer reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
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