8 days in Charlotte & Charleston Itinerary

8 days in Charlotte & Charleston Itinerary

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8 days in Charlotte & Charleston Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
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 28th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery, see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then contemplate the long history of Historic Rosedale Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Mint Museum Uptown, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Catholic Church.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip maker site .

Philadelphia to Charlotte is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Historic Sites
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Hendrick Motorsports Complex ©
Hendrick Motorsports Complex
Mint Museum Uptown ©
Mint Museum Uptown
St Peter's Catholic Church ©
St Peter's Catholic Church

5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and Hopsewee Plantation. Get some cultural insight at Magnolia Cemetery and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Old Sheldon Church Ruins (in Yemassee). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, enjoy the sea views from Morris Island Lighthouse, shop like a local with Meyer Vogl Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Fort Moultrie.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston visit site .

You can fly from Charlotte to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Hopsewee Plantation, Litchfield Beach, Cold War Submarine Memorial, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach

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