61 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

61 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Piedmont attractions planner
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Greensboro
— 9 nights
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Mount Airy
— 8 nights
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Hickory
— 9 nights
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Charlotte
— 13 nights
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Fayetteville
— 9 nights
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Raleigh
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Greensboro — 9 nights

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Greensboro Science Center. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and Korner's Folly will appeal to history buffs. Explore Greensboro's surroundings by going to Clemmons (Tanglewood Park Championship Golf Course, Softgolf, &more), Asheboro (Richland Creek Canopy Tours, North Carolina Zoo, &more) and Winston Salem (Shell-shaped Gas Station, Bailey Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, contemplate the long history of Greensboro History Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Greensboro trip itinerary planning website.

Durham to Greensboro is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Airy.
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Mount Airy — 8 nights

Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Angels Catholic Church and Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Airy: Danbury (Tory's Falls & Hanging Rock State Park), West Bend Vineyards (in Lewisville) and Boonville (Sanders Ridge Vineyard & Winery & RagApple Lassie Vineyards). There's much more to do: visit Downtown Mt. Airy, stroll around Riverside Park, stop by Bear Creek Gifts And Bear Creek Fudge Factory, and make a trip to Mayberry Replica Courthouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mount Airy road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Greensboro to Mount Airy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Hickory.
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Hickory — 9 nights

Hickory is a city located primarily in Catawba County, North Carolina, with parts in adjoining Burke and Caldwell counties. Maple Grove and Fort Dobbs will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Henry River Mill Village and Harper House/ Hickory History Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hickory: Troutman (Zootastic Park, Lake Norman State Park, &more), Statesville (Bigleaf Slopes Park, Signal Hill Mall, &more) and Shelby City Park (in Shelby). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Union Square, stroll around Glenn C Hilton Jr Memorial Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Catawba Science Center, and look for gifts at Hickory Furniture Mart.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hickory trip site.

Traveling by car from Mount Airy to Hickory takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. You'll set off for Charlotte on the 4th (Tue).
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Charlotte — 13 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.
Reed Gold Mine and President James K. Polk State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Attractions like Carowinds and NASCAR Hall of Fame make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlotte: Cornelius (Jetton Park & Lake Norman Miniature Golf), Concord (Richard Petty Driving Experience, Zmax Dragway, &more) and Huntersville (Birkdale Village, Skybrook Golf Club, &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, trek along Little Sugar Creek Greenway, and tee off at The Golf Club at Ballantyne.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hickory to Charlotte by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Charlotte sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 9 nights

Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 1897 Poe House and Market House. Bring the kids along to Airborne and Special Operations Museum and Gillis Hill Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Southern Pines (Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Reservoir Park, &more), Hawk Manor Falconry (in Lillington) and Pinehurst (Village Shops at Pinehurst, Pinehurst Course Number 2, &more). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, relax in the rural setting at Carter Blueberry Farm, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aloha Safari Zoo, and witness the site of a historic battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Fayetteville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.
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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Yates Mill County Park and Duke University Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Hillsborough (Old Town Cemetery & Ayr Mount Historic Site), Durham (Duke University Golf Club, Waller Family Farm, &more) and Chapel Hill (North Carolina Botanical Garden, Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Pullen Park, examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, explore the different monuments and memorials at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Historic Oak View County Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Raleigh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Raleigh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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