31 days in Washington DC, Charlotte & Greenville Itinerary

31 days in Washington DC, Charlotte & Greenville Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Charlotte
— 10 nights
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Greenville
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Washington DC — 9 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Centreville (Stuart Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum & Bull Run Regional Park), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery, The Walters Art Museum, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning website.

Fresno to Washington DC is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In February, Washington DC is slightly colder than Fresno - with highs of 48°F and lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Charlotte — 10 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like NASCAR Hall of Fame and Billy Graham Library. Explore Charlotte's surroundings by going to Mooresville (Carrigan Farms & The Lazy 5 Ranch), Columbia (Wade Hampton Statue & Riverbanks Zoo and Garden) and Martha Rivers Park (in Gastonia). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pilot Mountain State Park, examine the collection at Mint Museum Uptown, and explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charlotte takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Washington DC in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charlotte: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Greenville — 11 nights

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Explore hidden gems such as Dark Corner Distillery and Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greenville: Folk Pottery Museum of NE Georgia (in Sautee Nacoochee), Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen) and Asheville (Lexington Glassworks, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, &more). There's much more to do: take in the views from Liberty Bridge, get curious at Roper Mountain Science Center, don't miss a visit to The McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK), and admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Greenville trip planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Greenville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips