9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia travel planner

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Fly to Columbus, Bus to Wheeling
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Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive
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Snowshoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 4 nights
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Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, catch a bit of excitement at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, then take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Wheeling trip itinerary builder website.

Chicago to Wheeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Wheeling, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Wheeling are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Wheeling

Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos · Parks

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 1 night
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to The Mystery Hole, then look for gifts at Tamarack Marketplace, then examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and finally take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Wheeling to Fayetteville in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Snowshoe.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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 4th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park, get outside with Village at Snowshoe, and then hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Snowshoe trip planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Snowshoe in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fayetteville in January: highs in Snowshoe hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Davis.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 5th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at White Grass Touring and Cafe, identify plant and animal life at Little Canaan Wildlife Management Area, and then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Davis holiday maker app.

Getting from Snowshoe to Davis by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Snowshoe in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Davis, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Harpers Ferry

— 4 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
You've now added True Treats Historic Candy to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harpers Ferry: The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum (in Luray), Shenandoah Caverns (in Shenandoah Caverns) and Winchester (Museum of the Shenandoah Valley & Rocking S Ranch). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's much more to do: try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, browse for treasures at O'Hurley's General Store, get great views at The Point, and grab your bike and head to The Washington & Old Dominion Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry attractions site.

Getting from Davis to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 22°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
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.