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Charleston to Charlotte drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charleston to Charlotte road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charleston to Charlotte. If you're planning a road trip to Charlotte, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Charleston
drive for about 1 hour

11:06 am  Santee (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:06 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

1:05 pm  Columbia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:02 pm  Richburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:02 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

4:50 pm  eat at Georges Brasserie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:50 pm
drive for about 12 minutes

6:02 pm  arrive in Charlotte
eat at Amelie's French Bakery

driving ≈ 4 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Santee (South Carolina)  (2 answers)

Columbia  (18 answers)
    Riverbanks Zoo and Garden  (2 mentions)

Richburg

Georges Brasserie  (2 mentions)


Where's the best place to eat in Charlotte?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Amelie's French Bakery, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Birdsong Brewing Co.  (2 mentions)
Rooster's Southpark  (2 mentions)
Cabo Fish Taco  (2 mentions)
Georges Brasserie  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Charlotte? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Charlotte?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

EpiCentre  (2 mentions)
Mint Museum UPTOWN  (2 mentions)
Discovery Place  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Charlotte. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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profile  Stacey from Fort Myers asked:
Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte  (3 answers)

profile  Julie from Saint Paul (Minnesota) asked:
Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte  (2 answers)

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Charlotte.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Charlotte to Charleston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Charleston? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Charleston.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Charleston to Charlotte. Or get a full Charleston to Charlotte flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Charleston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charleston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 209 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 12 minutes
138 Charleston travel answers
2 Santee (South Carolina) travel answers
18 Columbia travel answers
42 Charlotte travel answers





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