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Charlotte to Newport via Alexandria (Virginia)

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charlotte to Newport road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charlotte to Newport. If you're planning a road trip to Newport, 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 6 hours

4:56 pm  Alexandria (Virginia)
stay overnight at JW Marriott Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from JW Marriott Hotel
drive for about 7 hours

4:56 pm  arrive in Newport

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Alexandria (Virginia)  (22 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    National Gallery of Art  (19 mentions)
    restaurants around Alexandria (Virginia):
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion CafĂ©
    hotels around Alexandria (Virginia):
        JW Marriott Hotel
        The Willard
        Hotel Monaco Alexandria
        W Washington DC
    questions about Alexandria (Virginia):
        What's the best neighborhood in Alexandria (Virginia) for a first time visitor?


Where's the best place to eat in Newport?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Scales & Shells, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Black Pearl  (3 mentions)
Flo's Clam Shack  (3 mentions)
The Red Parrot  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Newport?

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:

The Breakers  (4 mentions)
Cliff Walk  (4 mentions)
Thames Street  (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 Newport. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Grant from New York City asked:
What are the best places for low-key sea food/Rawbar?  (6 answers)

profile  Jarod from Kentucky asked:
Day trips from Newport, RI  (4 answers)

profile  Nancy from Birmingham (Alabama) asked:
Best things to do in Newport on a 3-day trip in September?  (2 answers)

profile  Ann from Connecticut asked:
Most romantic B&B ?  (1 answer)

profile  Monica from asked:
Great seafood restaurants In Newport  (1 answer)

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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 Newport 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 Newport. Or get a full Charlotte to Newport 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 809 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 52 minutes
42 Charlotte travel answers
22 Alexandria (Virginia) travel answers
32 Newport travel answers





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