6 days in West Virginia Itinerary

6 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Drive:  8 h
1
Oak Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Snowshoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  6 h
End: Chicago

1
night
Oak Hill

Oak Hill ©
Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, trek along Endless Wall Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Hawks Nest State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Wildwater Expeditions, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oak Hill online travel planner.

Chicago to Oak Hill is an approximately 9- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago to Oak Hill, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Oak Hill can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Oak Hill

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lansing, Hawks Nest State Park, Babcock State Park, New River Gorge National River, New River Gorge Bridge
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New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park

2
nights
Snowshoe

Snowshoe ©
Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get in on the family fun at The Big Top, immerse yourself in nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, see the sky in a new way at Green Bank Observatory, then identify plant and animal life at Shavers Lake Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, and finally trek along Shavers Lake & Lift Rides. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Edray State Trout Hatchery, take a memorable drive along Highland Scenic Highway, immerse yourself in nature at Kumbrabow State Forest, then get lost in a book at Helvetia Public Library, then fly down the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park, and finally cool off at Split Rock Pools.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Snowshoe trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Oak Hill to Snowshoe takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oak Hill in May: highs in Snowshoe hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Davis.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marlinton, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Helvetia Public Library, Kumbrabow State Forest, Green Bank Observatory
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Snowshoe Mountain Resort ©
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ©
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Green Bank Observatory ©
Green Bank Observatory

1
night
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Fairfax Stone State Park, then explore by horseback at Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More, and finally appreciate the views at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Davis trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Snowshoe to Davis takes 2 hours. Traveling from Snowshoe in May, expect nights in Davis to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Canaan Valley Resort State Park ©
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More ©

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 9th (Sat), hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, take some stellar pictures from The Point, make a trip to John Brown's Fort, then explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and finally stop by True Treats Historic Candy.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry route planner.

Drive from Davis to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
True Treats Historic Candy ©
True Treats Historic Candy

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