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Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia) drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia)

Campground suggestions provided by AllStays.com

Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia) in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Charleston (West Virginia), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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9:00 am  start in Simpsonville (Kentucky)
drive for about 35 minutes

9:35 am  Frankfort (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:35 am
drive for about 43 minutes

11:18 am  Lexington
eat at Blue Stallion Brewing
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:18 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

1:01 pm  Mount Sterling
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:04 pm  Olive Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:04 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

4:49 pm  Ashland (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:49 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

6:45 pm  Scott Depot (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:45 pm
drive for about 29 minutes

8:13 pm  arrive in Charleston (West Virginia)
stay at BEST WESTERN Charleston Plaza Hotel

driving ≈ 5 hours


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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Frankfort (Kentucky)  (6 answers)
    Elkhorn Campground  (1 mention)
    Kentucky River Campground  (1 mention)
    Still Waters Campground Marina  (1 mention)
    hotels around Frankfort (Kentucky):
        Capital Plaza Hotel Frankfort (Kentucky)
        Days Inn Frankfort
        Americas Best Value Inn Frankfort (Kentucky)
        Bluegrass Inn Frankfort (Kentucky)
        BEST WESTERN Parkside Inn
        Elkhorn Campground

Lexington  (28 answers)
    Kentucky Horse Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Lexington:
        Blue Stallion Brewing
    hotels around Lexington:
        Hilton Lexington Downtown
        Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington- Downtown / University
        Gratz Park Inn
        Crowne Plaza Hotel Campbell House Lexington
    questions about Lexington:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lexington?
        Best place to stay in Lexington while attending the Rolex 3 day event?
        stays overnight, Lexington, Ky. near highway

Mount Sterling
    hotels around Mount Sterling:
        Ramada Limited Hotel Mount Sterling

Olive Hill
    Carter Caves State Resort Park  (1 mention)
    hotels around Olive Hill:
        Lewis Caveland Lodge

Ashland (Kentucky)
    hotels around Ashland (Kentucky):
        Days Inn Ashland (Kentucky)
        Quality Inn Ashland
        BEST WESTERN River Cities
        Ashland Knights Inn
        Ramada Limited Catlettsburg

Scott Depot (West Virginia)
    St. Albans Roadside Park  (1 mention)
    hotels around Scott Depot (West Virginia):
        Red Roof Inn Charleston West - Hurricane
        Comfort Inn West Cross Lanes
        Motel 6 Charleston West Cross Lanes


Where's the best place to stay in Charleston (West Virginia)?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Charleston (West Virginia).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out BEST WESTERN Charleston Plaza Hotel.

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What are some things to do in Charleston (West Virginia)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on AllStays:

Kanawha State Forest  (1 mention)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Historic sites  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Charleston (West Virginia) to Simpsonville (Kentucky) drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Simpsonville (Kentucky)? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Simpsonville (Kentucky).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia). Or get a full Simpsonville (Kentucky) to Charleston (West Virginia) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Simpsonville (Kentucky) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Simpsonville (Kentucky)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 224 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 14 minutes
6 Frankfort (Kentucky) travel answers
28 Lexington travel answers
1 Ashland (Kentucky) travel answer
15 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers





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