13 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina Piedmont Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Raleigh
— 4 nights
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Greensboro
— 4 nights
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Mount Airy
— 2 nights

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like North Carolina Transportation Museum and Dennis Vineyards Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Crowders Mountain State Park and Stewart Haas Racing. Venture out of the city with trips to Reed Gold Mine (in Locust), The Schiele Museum of Natural History (in Gastonia) and Morrow Mountain State Park (in Albemarle). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville.

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

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Charlotte. August in Charlotte sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Crowders Mountain State Park ©
Crowders Mountain State Park
North Carolina Transportation Museum ©
North Carolina Transportation Museum
Reed Gold Mine ©
Reed Gold Mine

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Yates Mill County Park and Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bennett Place Historic Site and The Carolina Basketball Museum. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, hike along Neuse River Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, and do sightseeing at your own pace with Paddle Creek.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip planner.

Getting from Charlotte to Raleigh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Historic Yates Mill County Park ©
Historic Yates Mill County Park
The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum
Paddle Creek ©
Paddle Creek

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Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Salem God's Acre Cemetery and Greensboro History Museum are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Tanglewood Park and Richland Creek Canopy Tours. Explore Greensboro's surroundings by going to Winston Salem (The Escape Room, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, &more) and Seagrove (Uwharrie Crystalline & North Carolina Pottery Center). It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Skywild and take in nature's colorful creations at Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Greensboro road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Greensboro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Greensboro can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tanglewood Park ©
Tanglewood Park
Salem God's Acre Cemetery ©
Salem God's Acre Cemetery
Greensboro History Museum ©
Greensboro History Museum

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Mount Airy

Mount Airy ©
Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll around Hanging Rock State Park, make a trip to Old City Jail, and then learn about winemaking at Shelton Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mayberry Replica Courthouse, take an in-depth tour of Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, then sample the fine beverages at Mayberry Spirits Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Round Peak Vineyard.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Airy vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Greensboro to Mount Airy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Airy can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History ©
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Shelton Vineyards ©
Shelton Vineyards