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Charlotte to Charleston drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Charlotte to Charleston

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Charlotte to Charleston in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Charleston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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10:00 am  start in Charlotte
drive for about 46 minutes

10:46 am  Richburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:46 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:47 pm  Elgin (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:47 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:57 pm  Santee (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:57 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

4:44 pm  Summerville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:44 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

6:19 pm  arrive in Charleston
eat at Parson Jack's
stay at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

    hotels around Richburg:
        Days Inn Richburg
        Econo Lodge Richburg
        Relax Inn Richburg
        Comfort Inn Richburg
        Super 8 Richburg/Chester

Elgin (South Carolina)
    Sesquicentennial State Park  (1 mention)
    Weston Lake Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    hotels around Elgin (South Carolina):
        Residence Inn Columbia Northeast
    questions about Elgin (South Carolina):
        Closes airport to Elgin, Sc.

Santee (South Carolina)  (2 answers)
    Lakeshore - Santee State Park  (1 mention)
    Lake Marion Resort & Marina  (1 mention)
    KOA Santee Lakes  (1 mention)
    Cypress View - Santee State Park  (1 mention)
    Palmetto Shores RV Resort  (1 mention)
    hotels around Santee (South Carolina):
        Holiday Inn Santee
        Motel 6 Santee
        Quality Inn and Suites Santee (South Carolina)
        Travelodge Santee
        Super 8 Santee
        Mayfair Campground

Summerville  (4 answers)
    KOA Campground Ladson  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Summerville:
        Montreaux Bar & Grill
    hotels around Summerville:
        Woodlands Inn
        Country Inn & Suites Summerville
        Comfort Inn Summerville
        Sleep Inn Summerville
        Holiday Inn Express Charleston Summerville

Where's the best place to stay in Charleston?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Charleston.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Creekside Lands Inn  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Charleston? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Charleston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Parson Jack's.

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

What are some things to do in Charleston?

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 AllStays:

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 Charleston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Christa from Chicago asked:
Two day trip - what are the must sees, eats, and drinks?  (12 answers)

profile  Cindy from asked:
Best oceanfront place to stay closest to Charleston SC  (7 answers)

profile  Rod from Sebastopol asked:
Dinner with family in Charleston tonight...  (6 answers)

profile  Liz from Denver asked:
Afternoon in Charleston  (5 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Newbie in Charleston, How to Spend an Afternoon  (5 answers)

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

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 Charleston to Charlotte drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

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

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Charlotte to Charleston. Or get a full Charlotte to Charleston 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 Charlotte well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charlotte!

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


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