15 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Charlotte
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Airy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Greensboro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Charlotte — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, walk around Freedom Park, bet on your favorite at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte travel app.

Los Angeles to Charlotte is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Charlotte, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Charlotte sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mount Airy.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Mount Airy — 2 nights

Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at The Andy Griffith Museum, admire the majestic nature at Pilot Mountain State Park, and then walk around Hanging Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mayberry Replica Courthouse, then learn about winemaking at JOLO Winery & Vineyards, then look for gifts at Bear Creek Gifts And Bear Creek Fudge Factory, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Mt. Airy.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Airy road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Mount Airy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Mount Airy sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Greensboro.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trips

Greensboro — 3 nights

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Change things up with these side-trips from Greensboro: Winston Salem (Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, &more), Uwharrie Crystalline (in Seagrove) and North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conservators Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the exciting artwork at Ambleside Gallery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Greensboro trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Mount Airy to Greensboro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Greensboro, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Fayetteville — 2 nights

Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Airborne and Special Operations Museum, then steep yourself in history at 1897 Poe House, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around Veterans Park. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Cape Fear Botanical Garden, then stroll through Hawk Manor Falconry, and then get outside with Weymouth Woods.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Greensboro to Fayetteville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Raleigh.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Raleigh — 3 nights

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore Raleigh's surroundings by going to Durham (Duke University Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, stroll around Pullen Park, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Memorial Bell Tower.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Raleigh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Trails
Side Trip