5 days in Charlottesville & Charlotte Itinerary

5 days in Charlottesville & Charlotte Itinerary

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5 days in Charlottesville & Charlotte Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Charlotte
— 2 nights
End: Charlotte

2
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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Get some historical perspective at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Madison's Montpelier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford) and Veritas Vineyard & Winery (in Afton). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, contemplate the long history of Jefferson Vineyards, and indulge your taste buds at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville sightseeing planner .

Charlotte to Charlottesville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

James Madison's Montpelier, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
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Monticello ©
Monticello
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Bold Rock Hard Cider ©
Bold Rock Hard Cider

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
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.
On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, sample the fine beverages at Muddy River Distillery, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Mecklenburg Brewery. Keep things going the next day: revel in the low prices at Concord Mills Mall, sample the tasty concoctions at Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Birdsong Brewing Company.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Charlotte trip app .

Fly from Charlottesville to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Concord, Muddy River Distillery
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Muddy River Distillery ©
Muddy River Distillery
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company ©
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company

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