10 days in Charleston, Charlotte & Asheville Itinerary

10 days in Charleston, Charlotte & Asheville Itinerary

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10 days in Charleston, Charlotte & Asheville Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Head to One Of A Kind and Robert Lange Studiosfor plenty of shopping. Visit Fort Sumter National Monument and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens for their historical value. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, and contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston vacation maker app .

Washington DC to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 66°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Foundation For The Carolinas, then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Concord Mills Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, then sample the fine beverages at Muddy River Distillery, and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charlotte attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charlotte when traveling from Charleston in March, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belmont, Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, Concord Mills Mall
Highlights from your plan
Concord Mills Mall ©
Concord Mills Mall
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Foundation For The Carolinas ©
Foundation For The Carolinas

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then admire the striking features of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, then contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village, then take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville journey maker app .

Getting from Charlotte to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for little chillier days in Asheville, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

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