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
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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). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Discovery Place Science, relax in the rural setting at Wise Acres Organic Strawberry Farm, identify plant and animal life at The Lazy 5 Ranch, and trek along Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte route app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Charlotte. In September, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Fayetteville.
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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 Carter Blueberry Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: Aloha Safari Zoo (in Cameron), Pinehurst (Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Camelot Playground, &more) and Hawk Manor Falconry (in Lillington). The adventure continues: walk around Veterans Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Reservoir Park, steep yourself in history at 1897 Poe House, and identify plant and animal life at Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville vacation maker app.

You can fly from Charlotte to Fayetteville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Fayetteville sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Raleigh.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Golf
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 Pittsboro (Chatham Historical Museum & Carolina Tiger Rescue), Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham Central Park, &more) and Raven Rock State Park (in Lillington). 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.
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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 North Carolina Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greensboro: Richland Creek Canopy Tours (in Asheboro), Winston Salem (Salem God's Acre Cemetery, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, &more) and Burlington (Conservators Center, Haw River Trail & Paddle Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: get curious at Greensboro Science Center, hike along Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club, steep yourself in 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.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails
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: Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury), Horne Creek Living Historical Farm (in Pinnacle) 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 drive to Robbinsville.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Robbinsville — 3 nights

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

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 drive. 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.
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Parks · Nature