15 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Davis
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Nuremberg


Davis — 2 nights

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Change things up with a short trip to Seneca Rocks in Seneca Rocks (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 27th (Fri) among lush scenery at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at White Grass Touring and Cafe, admire the majestic nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, take in the exciting artwork at WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Davis itinerary website.

Nuremberg, Germany to Davis is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nuremberg to Davis, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nuremberg in January, Davis is a bit cooler at night with lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Snowshoe.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Snowshoe — 2 nights

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 28th (Sat): get outside with Village at Snowshoe, cool off at Split Rock Pools, and then fly down the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, and then look and learn at Green Bank Observatory.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Snowshoe itinerary planner.

Getting from Davis to Snowshoe by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Davis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Snowshoe, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Fayetteville — 3 nights

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum (in Beckley), White Sulphur Springs (The Greenbrier & Pomona Salt Cave And Spa) and Winterplace Ski Resort (in Flat Top). There's much more to do: snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road, examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, and stop by Tamarack Marketplace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip planner.

You can drive from Snowshoe to Fayetteville in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wheeling.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Wheeling — 4 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Get out of town with these interesting Wheeling side-trips: Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum" (in Moundsville), Morgantown (West Virginia University & Art Museum Of WVU) and Weston (Appalachian Glass & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Oglebay Park, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, and see the interesting displays at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wheeling trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Wheeling takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Harpers Ferry.
Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stop by The Vintage Lady, then get great views at The Point, then try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Wheeling to Harpers Ferry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Harpers Ferry can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
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West Virginia travel guide

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.