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Columbus to North Carolina drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to North Carolina road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to North Carolina. If you're planning a road trip to North Carolina, 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 Columbus
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:30 am  Wellston (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:10 pm  Charleston (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:10 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:16 pm  Beckley
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Beckley
drive for about 58 minutes

10:58 am  Bluefield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:58 am
drive for about 1 hour

1:08 pm  Blue Ridge Parkway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:08 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:15 pm  Winston Salem
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:15 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:50 pm  arrive at North Carolina

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Wellston (Ohio)  (2 answers)

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

Beckley  (2 answers)
    questions about Beckley:
        Want pet friendly hotel


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

Winston Salem  (5 answers)
    questions about Winston Salem:
        What to do/where to eat Winston Salem

What are some things to do in North Carolina?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 North Carolina. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Leslie from Nashville asked:
Best Beaches in North Carolina?  (5 answers)

profile  Ken from Wichita, Kansas asked:
Has anyone stayed at the Bell Port Inn and would recommend it?  (1 answer)

profile  Joshua from Charlotte asked:
Best places to visit and see for a getaway in NC mountains  (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 North Carolina to Columbus 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 Columbus to North Carolina. Or get a full Columbus to North Carolina 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 Columbus well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbus!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 426 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 41 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
2 Wellston (Ohio) travel answers
15 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers
2 Beckley travel answers
5 Winston Salem travel answers
42 North Carolina travel answers


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