2 days in North Carolina Itinerary

2 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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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 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Charlotte. March in Charlotte sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks · Museums


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Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 13th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Biltmore, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asheville online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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North Carolina travel guide

Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.