6 days in Charleston, Raleigh & Washington DC Itinerary

6 days in Charleston, Raleigh & Washington DC Itinerary

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Charleston
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
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Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Charleston online tour planner.

Cleveland to Charleston is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Cleveland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charleston, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 54°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Raleigh

— 3 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get out of town with these interesting Raleigh side-trips: Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Duke University Chapel). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at WRAL Azalea Garden, get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Raleigh sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Raleigh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary app.

Getting from Raleigh to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums