11 days in Charlotte, Frankfort & Marshall Itinerary

11 days in Charlotte, Frankfort & Marshall Itinerary

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11 days in Charlotte, Frankfort & Marshall Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
1
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Frankfort
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Marshall
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carowinds and Discovery Place Science. Take a break from Charlotte with a short trip to Zipline in Lake Lure, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, get your game on at Escape Kings, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

Before you visit Charlotte, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Charlotte. In July, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfort.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Zipline
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

2
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is a city in Benzie County in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Frankfort Beach and Stearns Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (in Empire) and Ludington State Park (in Ludington). There's lots more to do: cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, get great views at Arcadia Overlook, and hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Frankfort road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Charlotte to Frankfort. In July, Frankfort is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marshall.

Things to do in Frankfort

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Empire, Ludington, Arcadia Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park

4
nights
Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Marshall side-trips: Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor), Dearborn (The Henry Ford & Greenfield Village) and Detroit (Motown Museum & Detroit Institute of Arts). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Toledo Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Dark Horse Brewing Company, and examine the collection at Governor's Mansion Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marshall trip maker site .

Drive from Frankfort to Marshall in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marshall are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marshall

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor, Gilmore Car Museum, Toledo Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Governor's Mansion Museum ©
Governor's Mansion Museum
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford

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