10 days in North Carolina Piedmont & Cape Coral Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Piedmont & Cape Coral Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Winston Salem
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Cape Coral
— 3 nights
Fly
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Winston Salem

— 1 night
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): play a few rounds at Tanglewood Park and then contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Korner's Folly, then see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Winston Salem road trip planner.

Durham to Winston Salem is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Winston Salem, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Winston Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

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 10th (Fri): have fun and explore at Discovery Place Science, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, bet on your favorite at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at NoDa Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winston Salem to Charlotte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cape Coral.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cape Coral

— 3 nights
Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Coral: Punta Gorda (Fishing Charters & Tours & Charlotte Harbor State Park) and Estero (Koreshan State Park & Miromar Outlets between Naples & Fort Myers). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Cape Coral, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Islands, stop by Cw Fudge Factory LLC, and take in the exciting artwork at Harbour View Gallery.

To plan Cape Coral vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Cape Coral takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Charlotte in December, with highs in Cape Coral at 80°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Raleigh.

Things to do in Cape Coral

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Raleigh

— 3 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get out of town with these interesting Raleigh side-trips: Durham (Duke University, Duke University Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, stroll around Pullen Park, get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and examine the collection at CAM Raleigh.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Raleigh online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Coral to Raleigh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Coral in December, things will get much colder in Raleigh: highs are around 57°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip