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Charlotte to Cincinnati drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charlotte to Cincinnati road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charlotte to Cincinnati. If you're planning a road trip to Cincinnati, 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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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Charlotte
drive for about 2 hours

1:00 pm  Blue Ridge Parkway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:48 pm  Beckley
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Beckley
drive for about 1 hour

11:06 am  Charleston (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:06 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

1:02 pm  Huntington (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:49 pm  Manchester (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:49 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:20 pm  arrive in Cincinnati
eat at Rhinegeist Brewery

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Blue Ridge Parkway  (8 mentions)
    questions about Blue Ridge Parkway:
        What’s a good route and places to stop
        Where do we stay overnight

Beckley  (2 answers)

Charleston (West Virginia)  (15 answers)
    questions about Charleston (West Virginia):
        Historic sites

Huntington (West Virginia)  (3 answers)

Manchester (Ohio)


Where's the best place to eat in Cincinnati?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Rhinegeist Brewery, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Skyline Chili  (4 mentions)
Nada  (3 mentions)
The Eagle  (2 mentions)
Senate  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Cincinnati?

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:

Washington Park  (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 Cincinnati. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Rosie from Houston asked:
The best of Cincinnati?  (4 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Cincinnati?  (4 answers)

profile  Jenna from Providence asked:
Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?  (4 answers)

profile  Liz from asked:
Where is the best place to grab an early dinner in Cincinnati  (2 answers)

profile  Jillian from asked:
Running near Eden Park?  (1 answer)

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




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 Cincinnati to Charlotte drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Charlotte to Cincinnati. Or get a full Charlotte to Cincinnati 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 480 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 32 minutes
42 Charlotte travel answers
2 Beckley travel answers
15 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers
3 Huntington (West Virginia) travel answers
1 Manchester (Ohio) travel answer
35 Cincinnati travel answers





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