21 days in Charlotte & Asheville Itinerary

21 days in Charlotte & Asheville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina route planner
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Charlotte
— 12 nights
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 7 nights
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Charlotte — 12 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and The Green. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlotte: High Point City Lake Park (in High Point), Crowders Mountain State Park (in Kings Mountain) and Rankin Lake Park (in Gastonia). The adventure continues: stroll around Romare Bearden Park, explore the world behind art at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, admire the natural beauty at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Historic Rosedale.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte online driving holiday planner.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to Charlotte is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. August in Charlotte sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 1 night

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asheville day trip planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in August, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 7 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Ray's Splash Planet and Richland Creek Canopy Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Pisgah Covered Bridge in Asheboro (about 1h 30 min away). Explore Charlotte further: engage your brain at Discovery Place Nature, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Sleepy Poet Antiques Mall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wooden Robot Brewery, and get a taste of the local shopping with SouthPark.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in August, expect nights in Charlotte to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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