9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  4​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Snowshoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
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.
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. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, make a trip to The Point, and then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry road trip planning app .

Newark to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. December in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 23rd (Mon), glide through natural beauty at White Grass Touring and Cafe, then take in the exciting artwork at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Davis online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Davis in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Davis can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park

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 24th (Tue): hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Snowshoe trip planner .

You can drive from Davis to Snowshoe in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Davis in December: highs in Snowshoe hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Parks Winter Sports Wildlife

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 25th (Wed), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, and then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, then stop by Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, and then see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville day trip site .

Drive from Snowshoe to Fayetteville in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beckley, Zipline, New River Gorge National River
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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

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night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then shop like a local with Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Weston trip planning tool .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Weston in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to 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

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nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, contemplate the long history of 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, then explore the world behind art at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, then let little ones run wild at Oglebay Park, and finally try your luck at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wheeling online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Weston to Wheeling takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) 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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