Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charlotte to Washington, DC. If you're planning a road trip to Washington, DC, 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.
11:00 am start in Charlotte
drive for about 2.5 hours
1:38 pm Wake Forest
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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10:00 am leave from Wake Forest
drive for about 2.5 hours
2:47 pm Dumfries
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 39 minutes
day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
Wake Forest (2 answers)
questions about Wake Forest:
Best weekend getaway from Wake Forest North Carolina
Richmond (14 answers)
Carytown (4 mentions)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2 mentions)
restaurants around Richmond:
Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
questions about Richmond:
What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
What is there to do in Richmond?
Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?
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 Washington, DC.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out JW Marriott Hotel, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.
Here are some more hotels people talk about:
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Mitsitam Cafe, which was mentioned 10 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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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:
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