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Washington, DC to Charlotte drive in 1 day

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  Washington, DC
 Fredericksburg
 Richmond
 South Hill
 Durham (North Carolina)
 Greensboro
 Concord (North Carolina)
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Washington, DC to Charlotte road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC and Charlotte. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Washington, DC and Charlotte. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Washington, DC
drive for about 1 hour

9:05 am  Fredericksburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:05 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:07 am  Richmond
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:26 pm  South Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:26 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:41 pm  Durham (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:41 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

5:34 pm  Greensboro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:34 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:43 pm  Concord (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:43 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

9:17 pm  arrive in Charlotte

driving ≈ 7.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Fredericksburg  (3 answers)

Richmond  (13 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?

South Hill

Durham (North Carolina)  (11 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
    hotels around Durham (North Carolina):
        Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
    questions about Durham (North Carolina):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Durham (North Carolina)?
        Looking for a restaurant that will accomodate a group

Greensboro  (3 answers)
    questions about Greensboro:
        Fun, family friendly activies for the holidays in Greensboro, NC?

Concord (North Carolina)


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?  (5 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 Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC to Charlotte. Or get a full Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Washington, DC!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 399 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 3 minutes
172 Washington, DC travel answers
3 Fredericksburg travel answers
13 Richmond travel answers
11 Durham (North Carolina) travel answers
3 Greensboro travel answers
1 Concord (North Carolina) travel answer
33 Charlotte travel answers





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