5 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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Charleston — 1 day

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, then stop by J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, then admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol, and finally hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston day trip tool.

Miami to Charleston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in February, things will get cooler in Charleston: highs are around 47°F and lows about 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Charles Town.
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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 7th (Tue): stop by The Vintage Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum, then steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Charles Town driving holiday app.

Fly from Charleston to Charles Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Charles Town, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Snowshoe.
Casinos · Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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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. On the 8th (Wed), cool off at Village at Snowshoe, then make a splash at Split Rock Pools, and then hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Snowshoe day trip website.

Traveling by car from Charles Town to Snowshoe takes 4 hours. Traveling from Charles Town in February, you will find days in Snowshoe are a bit cooler (38°F), and nights are about the same (23°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 2 nights

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hit the slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort, admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park, then look for gifts at Tamarack Marketplace, and finally see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bridge Brew Works.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fayetteville tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Snowshoe to Fayetteville in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Snowshoe in February: highs in Fayetteville hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.