9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

9 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Virginia sightseeing 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
Fly

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Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and then take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, then bet on your favorite pup at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, then take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and finally let little ones run wild at Oglebay Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wheeling trip planner.

Chicago to Wheeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Wheeling. In June in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to 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. On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Mystery Hole, 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.

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Drive from Wheeling to Fayetteville in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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. On the 15th (Tue), hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park, get outside with Village at Snowshoe, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

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Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Snowshoe takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fayetteville in June, expect nights in Snowshoe to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Davis.

Things to do in Snowshoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Davis

— 1 night
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): 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 find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Davis trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Snowshoe to Davis takes 2 hours. Traveling from Snowshoe in June, expect nights in Davis to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
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Harpers Ferry

— 4 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shenandoah Caverns (in Shenandoah Caverns), The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum (in Luray) and Winchester (Museum of the Shenandoah Valley & Rocking S Ranch). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Point, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, sample the fine beverages at Catoctin Creek Distillery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at O'Hurley's General Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Harpers Ferry online attractions planner.

Getting from Davis to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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.