45 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

45 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Piedmont visit planner

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Charlotte
— 10 nights
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Fayetteville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Raleigh
— 12 nights
Drive
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Greensboro
— 9 nights
Drive
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Mount Airy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Robbinsville
— 3 nights
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Charlotte

— 10 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Carowinds and Freedom Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Dan Nicholas Park (in Salisbury), North Carolina Transportation Museum (in Spencer) and Concord (Richard Petty Driving Experience & Zmax Dragway). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science, experience rural life at Wise Acres Organic Strawberry Farm, stroll through Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, and bet on your favorite at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Charlotte travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Charlotte. September in Charlotte sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 6 nights
Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Attractions like Airborne and Special Operations Museum and Gillis Hill Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: Pinehurst (Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Camelot Playground, &more), Hawk Manor Falconry (in Lillington) and Aloha Safari Zoo (in Cameron). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Carter Blueberry Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at Reservoir Park, steep yourself in history at 1897 Poe House, and tee off at Pine Needles Golf Club.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Fayetteville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

Raleigh

— 12 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Marbles Kids Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Raven Rock State Park (in Lillington), Pittsboro (Chatham Historical Museum & Carolina Tiger Rescue) and Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham Central Park, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Pullen Park, admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Raleigh planning app.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Raleigh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Raleigh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Greensboro

— 9 nights
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Bring the kids along to International Civil Rights Center & Museum and Conservators Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greensboro: Winston Salem (Salem God's Acre Cemetery, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, &more), Asheboro (North Carolina Zoo & Richland Creek Canopy Tours) and Burlington (Haw River Trail & Paddle Trail & Cedarock Park). There's still lots to do: get curious at Greensboro Science Center, hike along Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club, get engrossed in the history at Greensboro History Museum, and stroll around High Point City Lake Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Greensboro tour builder website.

Drive from Raleigh to Greensboro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Greensboro can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Museums · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Airy

— 4 nights
Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Airy: Horne Creek Living Historical Farm (in Pinnacle), Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury) and Elkin Municipal Park (in Elkin). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Pilot Mountain State Park, stop by Bear Creek Gifts And Bear Creek Fudge Factory, make a trip to Mayberry Replica Courthouse, and get engrossed in the history at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Airy trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Greensboro to Mount Airy by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Robbinsville

— 3 nights
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Robbinsville is known for adventure, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, relax in the rural setting at Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese, don't miss a visit to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yellow Creek Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Robbinsville day trip tool.

Drive from Mount Airy to Robbinsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mount Airy in October since evenings lows in Robbinsville dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Nature · Parks