7 days in Charlotte, Abingdon & Roanoke Itinerary

7 days in Charlotte, Abingdon & Roanoke Itinerary

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7 days in Charlotte, Abingdon & Roanoke Itinerary

Start: Newport News
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Charlotte
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Abingdon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Roanoke
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Newport News

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): have fun and explore at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, identify plant and animal life at Carolina Raptor Center, and then explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte tour itinerary maker site .

Newport News to Charlotte is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Huntersville
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Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville ©
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

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nights
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Step out of the city life by going to Natural Tunnel State Park and Tweetsie Trail. Kids will enjoy The Valle Crucis Community Park and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Abingdon side-trips: Mount Jefferson State Park (in Jefferson), Cascades Falls (in Wilkesboro) and Boone (The Cascades Trail & The Greenway Trail). The adventure continues: get all the equipment you need at Adventure Damascus and take in the dramatic scenery at Linville Falls.

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You can drive from Charlotte to Abingdon in 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in March: highs in Abingdon hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Boone, Adventure Damascus, Tweetsie Trail, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Mount Jefferson State Park
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Natural Tunnel State Park ©
Natural Tunnel State Park
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park ©
Adventure Damascus ©
Adventure Damascus

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Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kids will enjoy The Greenbrier and Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre. Visiting Greenbrier River Trail and Riverwalk Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roanoke: New River Trail State Park (in Max Meadows), Starlite Drive-In (in Christiansburg) and Claytor Lake State Park (in Dublin). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Smith Mountain Lake State Park and take in the dramatic scenery at Falling Springs Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Roanoke trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Abingdon to Roanoke takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lynchburg, Claytor Lake State Park, Falling Springs Waterfall, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Greenbrier River Trail
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Smith Mountain Lake State Park ©
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Claytor Lake State Park ©
Claytor Lake State Park
The Greenbrier ©
The Greenbrier

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