28 days in Charlotte & Durham Itinerary

28 days in Charlotte & Durham Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina route planner

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Charlotte
— 12 nights
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Durham
— 13 nights
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Charlotte
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Charlotte

— 12 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Greenville (Falls Park on the Reedy & Liberty Bridge), Pilot Mountain State Park (in Pinnacle) and Old Salem Museums & Gardens (in Winston Salem). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Carowinds, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at The Andy Griffith Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from Tanzania, the closest major aiports are Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport and Greenville Spartanburg International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Durham

— 13 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Raleigh (North Carolina Museum of History, CAM Raleigh, &more), Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville) and Greensboro (Greensboro Science Center & International Civil Rights Center & Museum). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Life + Science, and explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Durham trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Durham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

See some other sides of Charlotte: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, browse the different shops at The Sleepy Poet Antiques Mall, explore the world behind art at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and wander the streets of SouthPark.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip maker site.

You can drive from Durham to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods