10 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Raleigh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Winston Salem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Orlando

3
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
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: Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville), Conservators Center (in Burlington) and Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Duke University Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, stop by Videri Chocolate Factory, and get curious at Marbles Kids Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Raleigh online holiday maker .

Orlando to Raleigh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, Raleigh is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Winston Salem.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Conservators Center, Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

3
nights
Winston Salem

Winston Salem ©
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to The Andy Griffith Museum (in Mount Airy), Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury) and North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Pilot Mountain State Park, get curious at Greensboro Science Center, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Winston Salem trip planning site .

You can drive from Raleigh to Winston Salem in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Winston Salem are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Winston Salem

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greensboro, North Carolina Zoo, Hanging Rock State Park, The Andy Griffith Museum, Pilot Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Zoo ©
North Carolina Zoo
Old Salem Museums & Gardens ©
Old Salem Museums & Gardens

3
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.
Charlotte is known for museums, theme parks, fun & games, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, join the crowd at Charlotte Motor Speedway, identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, and see the interesting displays at Carolinas Aviation Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Winston Salem to Charlotte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, The Rumor Mill Market, Charlotte Motor Speedway
Highlights from your plan
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Carowinds ©
Carowinds