29 days in Charlotte & Durham Itinerary

29 days in Charlotte & Durham Itinerary

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— 12 nights
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— 13 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Greenville (Falls Park on the Reedy, Dark Corner Distillery, &more), Lake Lure (Lake Lure Flowering Bridge & Zipline) and Old Salem Museums & Gardens (in Winston Salem). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, bet on your favorite at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and engage your brain at Discovery Place Science.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary planner.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Charlotte is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dar es Salaam to Charlotte is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Dar es Salaam in October, plan for little chillier days in Charlotte, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: Danville's Riverwalk Trail (in Danville), Greensboro (Greensboro Science Center, International Civil Rights Center & Museum, &more) and Burlington (Conservators Center & Textile Heritage Museum). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and relax in the rural setting at Waller Family Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Durham trip maker app.

You can drive from Charlotte to Durham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Durham sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and then stroll around Freedom Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Tanglewood Park and then admire the masterpieces at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Charlotte day trip tool.

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 by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Golf · Shopping

Side Trips