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Wheeling — 1 day

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then bet on your favorite pup at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, and then enjoy some diversion at Oglebay Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wheeling online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Wheeling is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Wheeling hover around 36°F and lows are around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 26th (Thu): stop by Tamarack Marketplace, then hit the slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fayette Station Road, then snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, then surround yourself with nature on TreeTops Canopy Tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bridge Brew Works.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville day trip planning site.

You can drive from Wheeling to Fayetteville in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Snowshoe.
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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 28th (Sat), hit the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, make a splash at Split Rock Pools, and then fly down the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Snowshoe holiday site.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Snowshoe in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Fayetteville in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Snowshoe: temperatures range from 34°F by day to 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 2 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 29th (Sun), look for gifts at The Vintage Lady, take some stellar pictures from 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. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

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You can drive from Snowshoe to Harpers Ferry in 4 hours. When traveling from Snowshoe in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Harpers Ferry: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.