21 days in Charlotte, Asheville & Newton Itinerary

21 days in Charlotte, Asheville & Newton Itinerary

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Charlotte
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Asheville
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Newton
— 7 nights
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Charlotte
— 8 nights
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Charlotte — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook and then examine the collection at Carolinas Aviation Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hendrick Motorsports Complex and then stroll through The Lazy 5 Ranch.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Charlotte sightseeing planner.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to Charlotte is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. You'll set off for Newton on the 6th (Sat).
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Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Spas
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Newton — 7 nights

Newton is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Newton side-trips: Lincolnton (Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail & Southern Charm Winery), Wilkesboro (Warrior Creek Mountain Bike Trails & W. Kerr Scott Reservoir) and Hiddenite (Emerald Hollow Mine & Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center's Lucas Mansion Museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Catawba County Museum of History, do a tasting at Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Norman State Park, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fantastic Finds.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newton trip maker.

Drive from Asheville to Newton in 1.5 hours. August in Newton sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Charlotte.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
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Charlotte — 8 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro), The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville) and Greensboro (Greensboro Science Center & International Civil Rights Center & Museum). Explore Charlotte further: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, and get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip builder tool.

You can drive from Newton to Charlotte in an hour. On the 21st (Sun), you're off to home.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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