6 days in Pinehurst & The Sandhills Itinerary

6 days in Pinehurst & The Sandhills Itinerary

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6 days in Pinehurst & The Sandhills Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  13​h 15​min
Hope Mills
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Chicago

Hope Mills

Hope Mills ©
Hope Mills is a town in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of 1897 Poe House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploration Station, then identify plant and animal life at Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, and then brush up on your military savvy at 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hope Mills trip itinerary maker .

Chicago to Hope Mills is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in Hope Mills at 83°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pinehurst.

Things to do in Hope Mills

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fayetteville, Exploration Station, Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, William C Lee Airborne Museum, Hawk Manor Falconry
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Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary ©
Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary
Hawk Manor Falconry ©
Hawk Manor Falconry
William C Lee Airborne Museum ©
William C Lee Airborne Museum


Pinehurst ©
Pinehurst is a village in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham and Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Weymouth Woods and Pinehurst Course Number 2. Venture out of the city with trips to The Rankin Museum of American Heritage (in Ellerbe), Town Creek Indian Mound (in Mount Gilead) and Hamlet Depot and Museum (in Hamlet). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Uwharrie Crystalline and see the interesting displays at Creation Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinehurst online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hope Mills to Pinehurst by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pinehurst are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pinehurst

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southern Pines, Town Creek Indian Mound, Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham, Hamlet Depot and Museum, Uwharrie Crystalline
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Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham ©
Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham
Hamlet Depot and Museum ©
Hamlet Depot and Museum
The Rankin Museum of American Heritage ©