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Cincinnati to Charlotte drive

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  Cincinnati
 Kentucky Horse Park
 London
 Caryville
 Pigeon Forge
 Cherokee (North Carolina)
 Asheville
 Gaffney
   Charlotte 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Cincinnati to Charlotte road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Cincinnati to Charlotte. If you're planning a road trip to Charlotte, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Cincinnati and Charlotte. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Cincinnati and Charlotte. 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 Cincinnati
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:26 am  Kentucky Horse Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:03 pm  London
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:03 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:20 pm  Caryville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:20 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:29 pm  Pigeon Forge
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Pigeon Forge
drive for about 1 hour

11:10 am  Cherokee (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:16 pm  Asheville
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:12 pm  Gaffney
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:12 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

6:08 pm  arrive in Charlotte
eat at Amelie's French Bakery

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Cincinnati, Ohio.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Kentucky Horse Park  (5 mentions)

London

Caryville

Pigeon Forge  (16 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    questions about Pigeon Forge:
        what is here to do there besides Dollywood
        Good ma and pop places to eat or visit?

Cherokee (North Carolina)  (6 answers)

Asheville  (67 answers)
    Biltmore Estate  (13 mentions)
    Wicked Weed Brewing  (6 mentions)
    Highland Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    Asheville  (3 mentions)
    Wedge Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Asheville:
        Tupelo Honey Cafe
        Wedge Brewing Co
        French Broad Chocolate Lounge
        C├║rate
        Asheville Brewing Company
    questions about Asheville:
        Short weekend in Asheville
        Bachelorette Party
        Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?
        Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?
        Is it worth visiting Asheville in the winter?

Gaffney


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Charlotte, North Carolina.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to eat in Charlotte?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Amelie's French Bakery, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Birdsong Brewing Co.  (2 mentions)
Rooster's Southpark  (2 mentions)
Cabo Fish Taco  (2 mentions)
Georges Brasserie  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Charlotte?

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:

EpiCentre  (2 mentions)
Mint Museum UPTOWN  (2 mentions)
Discovery Place  (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 Charlotte. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Charlotte for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  Stacey from Fort Myers asked:
Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte  (3 answers)

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?  (2 answers)

profile  Julie from Saint Paul (Minnesota) asked:
Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte  (2 answers)

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




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 Charlotte to Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati to Charlotte. Or get a full Cincinnati to Charlotte 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 Cincinnati well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Cincinnati!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 480 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 32 minutes
28 Cincinnati travel answers
1 London travel answer
16 Pigeon Forge travel answers
6 Cherokee (North Carolina) travel answers
67 Asheville travel answers
1 Gaffney travel answer
28 Charlotte travel answers





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