5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Charles Town
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White Sulphur Springs
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Charles Town — 1 night

Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On the next day, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then look for gifts at The Vintage Lady, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jefferson Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charles Town itinerary planning tool.

Charlotte to Charles Town is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in December, with highs in Charles Town at 47°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wheeling.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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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 21st (Wed): deepen your understanding at West Virginia Independence Hall, see the interesting displays at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, and finally have fun at Oglebay Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wheeling road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charles Town to Wheeling takes 4 hours. In December in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Snowshoe.
Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
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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 22nd (Thu): take advantage of the amenities at Village at Snowshoe, make a splash at Split Rock Pools, and then hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Snowshoe online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wheeling to Snowshoe takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to White Sulphur Springs.
Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks
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White Sulphur Springs — 1 night

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Blue Bend Recreation Area, center your mind and body at Pomona Salt Cave And Spa, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, and finally ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read White Sulphur Springs road trip tool.

You can drive from Snowshoe to White Sulphur Springs in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in White Sulphur Springs are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
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West Virginia travel guide

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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.