8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  4​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Snowshoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then get great views at The Point, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry day trip app .

Newark to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Charles Town
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
The Point ©
The Point
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Snowshoe trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Snowshoe in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Harpers Ferry in December: highs in Snowshoe hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
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Snowshoe Mountain Resort ©
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ©
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 24th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort, stop by Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, and then see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fayetteville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Snowshoe to Fayetteville takes 2.5 hours. December in Fayetteville sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Beckley, Zipline, New River Gorge National River, Winterplace Ski Resort
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Winterplace Ski Resort ©
Winterplace Ski Resort
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River

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night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Weston online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Fayetteville to Weston by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Weston, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Weston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass

2
nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and finally take in the views from Suspension Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Madonna of the Trail, explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, then let little ones run wild at Oglebay Park, and finally try to win big at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wheeling attractions planning app .

You can drive from Weston to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Moundsville, Cockayne Farmstead
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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum ©
Oglebay Institute Glass Museum
Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park

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