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Charlotte to New York City drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charlotte to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charlotte to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, 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

10:00 am  start in Charlotte
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:26 am  Greensboro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

1:19 pm  Durham (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:19 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

3:19 pm  Kerr Lake
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:19 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:15 pm  Richmond
eat at Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
stay overnight at The Jefferson Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Jefferson Hotel
drive for about 2 hours

11:48 am  Mt Vernon
eat at The Pita House
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:48 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:00 pm  Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:02 pm  arrive in New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay at The Standard New York

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Charlotte to New York City questions

profile  Dennis from Freeport (New York) asked:
Best scenic route  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Greensboro  (7 answers)
    questions about Greensboro:
        Fun, family friendly activies for the holidays in Greensboro, NC?

Durham (North Carolina)  (13 answers)
    Sarah P. Duke Gardens  (3 mentions)
    Durham Performing Arts Center  (2 mentions)
    Duke University  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Durham (North Carolina):
        Mateo Bar de Tapas
    questions about Durham (North Carolina):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Durham (North Carolina)?
        Looking for a restaurant that will accomodate a group

Kerr Lake

Richmond  (14 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    hotels around Richmond:
        The Jefferson Hotel
    questions about Richmond:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?

Mt Vernon  (5 answers)
    National Harbor  (3 mentions)
    Torpedo Factory Art Center  (3 mentions)
    Old Town Alexandria  (2 mentions)
    Mount Vernon Mansion  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Mt Vernon:
        The Pita House
        Restaurant Eve
        Landini Brothers Restaurant

Wilmington (Delaware)  (7 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

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 New York City.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in New York City to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Ebe from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

profile  Julia from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (23 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

profile  Jane from asked:
Which NYC museums are must see? We only have time for two.  (21 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.




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 New York City 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 New York City. Or get a full Charlotte to New York City 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 625 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 36 minutes
New York City is the same time as Charlotte
42 Charlotte travel answers
7 Greensboro travel answers
13 Durham (North Carolina) travel answers
14 Richmond travel answers
5 Mt Vernon travel answers
7 Wilmington (Delaware) travel answers
622 New York City travel answers





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