28 days in Charlotte & Durham Itinerary

28 days in Charlotte & Durham Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 16 nights
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Durham
— 10 nights
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Charlotte — 16 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hendrick Motorsports Complex and Mint Museum Randolph. Explore Charlotte's surroundings by going to Wiseman's View Scenic Overlook (in Linville), Rock Hill (Glencairn Gardens & Museum of York County) and Historic Brattonsville (in McConnells). There's much more to do: hike along Little Sugar Creek Greenway, have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, experience rural life at English Farmstead Cheese, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte online trip maker.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Charlotte is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Dar es Salaam in October, plan for slightly colder days in Charlotte, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durham.
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Durham — 10 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Explore hidden gems such as American Tobacco Campus and Martinsville Speedway. Explore Durham's surroundings by going to Patrick Henry's Red Hill (in Brookneal), Garner Veteran’s Memorial at Lake Benson Park (in Garner) and Raleigh (North Carolina State Capitol, Historic Oakwood Cemetery, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Duke Lemur Center, admire the majestic nature at Falls Lake State Recreation Area, stroll around West Point on the Eno, and contemplate the long history of Bennett Place Historic Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durham day trip website.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Durham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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