8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

8 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Davis
— 1 night
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Wheeling
— 1 night
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Snowshoe
— 1 night
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Beckley
— 2 nights
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Harpers Ferry

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at White Hall Tavern and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get great views at The Point, then steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary builder app.

Durham to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Durham in January, things will get a bit cooler in Harpers Ferry: highs are around 41°F and lows about 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Davis

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the top attractions with White Grass Touring and Cafe, get a taste of the local shopping with WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Davis online road trip planner.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Davis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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Wheeling

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wheeling day trip site.

You can drive from Davis to Wheeling in 3 hours. Traveling from Davis in January, expect nights in Wheeling to be about the same, around 21°F, while days are slightly colder, around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Snowshoe

Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. On the 29th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, and then stroll through Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Snowshoe day trip planning site.

You can drive from Wheeling to Snowshoe in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Snowshoe are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Beckley

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort, then look for gifts at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, then examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and finally snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge. On the next day, trek along Endless Wall Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beckley sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Snowshoe to Beckley in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beckley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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.