5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Charles Town
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Charles Town
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Davis
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Lansing
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Wheeling
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Charles Town

Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy and then try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Charles Town planning tool.

Boston to Charles Town is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, daily temperatures in Charles Town can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Charles Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Davis

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 31st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Davis visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Charles Town to Davis takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Lansing

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lansing tour planner.

You can drive from Davis to Lansing in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lansing can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Lansing

Shopping

Side Trips

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Wheeling

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), take in the views from Suspension Bridge, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wheeling trip tool.

Getting from Lansing to Wheeling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.