12 days in Greenville, Charlotte & Raleigh Itinerary

12 days in Greenville, Charlotte & Raleigh Itinerary

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Greenville
— 5 nights
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 5 nights
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Greenville

— 5 nights

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Take a break from the city and head to Falls Park on the Reedy and Adventure Center of Asheville. Explore hidden gems such as Table Rock State Park and The Children's Museum of the Upstate. Change things up with these side-trips from Greenville: Asheville (Riverside Cemetery & New Morning Gallery). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through West End, head outdoors with Mice on Main, browse the fresh offerings at TD Saturday Market, and get engrossed in the history at Museum and Library of Confederate History.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville travel route planner.

Chicago to Greenville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Chicago to Greenville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charlotte travel planner.

You can drive from Greenville to Charlotte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Charlotte are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Historic Sites

Raleigh

— 5 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Yates Mill County Park and Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Get outdoors at Neuse River Trail and JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. When in Raleigh, make a side trip to see Durham Central Park in Durham, approximately Durham away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Mordecai Historic Park, take a peaceful walk through Clemmons Educational State Forest, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and view the masterpieces at Artspace.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Raleigh road trip planning app.

Fly from Charlotte to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Raleigh are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips