8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia sightseeing planner

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Charles Town
— 1 night
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Davis
— 2 nights
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Snowshoe
— 1 night
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Beckley
— 2 nights
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Moundsville
— 1 night
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Charles Town

— 1 night
Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Cacapon Resort State Park, then look for gifts at DeFluri's, then see the interesting displays at Martinsburg Roundhouse, and finally try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Charles Town trip planning website.

Newark to Charles Town is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In February in Charles Town, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Charles Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Davis

— 2 nights
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at White Grass Touring and Cafe, then admire the majestic nature at Fairfax Stone State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Seneca Rocks, then get outside with Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Smoke Hole Caverns.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Davis journey planner.

Getting from Charles Town to Davis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in February, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Davis

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowshoe

— 1 night
Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head outdoors with Village at Snowshoe, make a splash at Split Rock Pools, and then hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Snowshoe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Davis to Snowshoe takes 2 hours. Traveling from Davis in March, you will find days in Snowshoe are slightly colder (44°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks

Beckley

— 2 nights
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, fly down the slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort, and then admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): stop by Tamarack Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

You can plan Beckley trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Snowshoe to Beckley in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Snowshoe in March, you will find days in Beckley are somewhat warmer (50°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Beckley

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary and then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Moundsville travel planner.

Getting from Beckley to Moundsville by car takes about 4 hours. In March in Moundsville, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Historic Sites

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.