8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dulles
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Clemson
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dulles

1
night
Richmond

Richmond
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond holiday planner .

Dulles to Richmond is an approximately 2-hour car ride. April in Richmond sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dan Nicholas Park and Tiger World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: Kings Mountain National Military Park (in Blacksburg) and Crowders Mountain State Park (in Kings Mountain). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Richmond to Charlotte in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. April in Charlotte sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kings Mountain National Military Park, Dan Nicholas Park, Crowders Mountain State Park, Tiger World
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Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Dan Nicholas Park ©
Dan Nicholas Park
Tiger World ©
Tiger World

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and Washington Square. Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planning tool .

Getting from Charlotte to Charleston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charlotte in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Charleston. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, Kiawah Island, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kiawah Island ©
Kiawah Island

1
night
Clemson

Clemson
Clemson is a city in Pickens and Anderson counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Twin Lakes Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Clemson day trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Clemson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clemson

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Twin Lakes Park

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