Weekend trips from Charlotte

  1. Pittsburgh / Baltimore
  2. Savannah / Atlanta
  3. Birmingham / Nashville
  4. Gatlinburg / Columbus

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.

The longest trip is about 34 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Charlotte → Pittsburgh → Baltimore → Charlotte


Charlotte to Pittsburgh
leave Charlotte on Friday
2 hours → Blue Ridge Parkway
2 hours → Beckley
2 hours → Weston
1 hour → Morgantown
1.5 hours → Pittsburgh (stay Friday night)
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8 hours of driving

Pittsburgh to Baltimore
leave Pittsburgh on Saturday
1 hour → Fallingwater
46 minutes → Stoystown
55 minutes → Breezewood
55 minutes → Hagerstown
52 minutes → Gaithersburg
46 minutes → Baltimore (stay Saturday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Baltimore to Charlotte
leave Baltimore on Sunday
1 hour → Washington, DC
1.5 hours → Fredericksburg
1.5 hours → Petersburg
60 minutes → Kerr Lake
1.5 hours → Durham
59 minutes → Lexington
57 minutes → Charlotte (back home)
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8.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 22 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Charlotte → Savannah → Atlanta → Charlotte


Charlotte to Savannah
leave Charlotte on Friday
1 hour → Ridgeway
1.5 hours → Santee
1.5 hours → Old Sheldon Church Ruins
41 minutes → Bluffton
30 minutes → Savannah (stay Friday night)
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5 hours of driving

Savannah to Atlanta
leave Savannah on Saturday
1 hour → Statesboro
59 minutes → Vidalia
18 hours → Soperton
53 minutes → The Appalachian Trail
50 minutes → Macon
45 minutes → Jackson
49 minutes → Atlanta (stay Saturday night)
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23 hours of driving

Atlanta to Charlotte
leave Atlanta on Sunday
39 minutes → Stone Mountain
1.5 hours → Dacula
1 hour → Hartwell
38 minutes → Greenville
1.5 hours → Spartanburg
28 minutes → Charlotte (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 34 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Charlotte → Birmingham → Nashville → Charlotte


Charlotte to Birmingham
leave Charlotte on Friday
2 hours → Greenville
1 hour → Hartwell
58 minutes → Braselton
49 minutes → Atlanta
2 hours → Talladega Superspeedway
60 minutes → Birmingham (stay Friday night)
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7.5 hours of driving

Birmingham to Nashville
leave Birmingham on Saturday
1 hour → Hampton Inn Cullman
42 minutes → Decatur
57 minutes → Cornersville
49 minutes → Franklin
27 minutes → Nashville (stay Saturday night)
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4 hours of driving

Nashville to Charlotte
leave Nashville on Sunday
1 hour → Gordonsville
1 hour → Crossville
1 hour → Louisville
2 hours → Gatlinburg
1.5 hours → Hendersonville
54 minutes → Charlotte (back home)
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8 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 20 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Charlotte → Gatlinburg → Columbus → Charlotte


Charlotte to Gatlinburg
leave Charlotte on Friday
1 hour → Gaffney
44 minutes → Forest City
49 minutes → Hendersonville
28 minutes → Asheville
36 minutes → Waynesville
1.5 hours → Dandridge
57 minutes → Gatlinburg (stay Friday night)
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6 hours of driving

Gatlinburg to Columbus
leave Gatlinburg on Saturday
2.5 hours → Whitley City
51 minutes → London
49 minutes → Berea
2 hours → Cincinnati
54 minutes → Dayton
1 hour → Columbus (stay Saturday night)
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8 hours of driving

Columbus to Charlotte
leave Columbus on Sunday
1 hour → Old Man's Cave Campground
1 hour → Gallipolis
1 hour → Charleston
2 hours → Beckley
2 hours → Blue Ridge Parkway
1 hour → Charlotte (back home)
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8 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 22 hours of driving.



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Discover weekend getaways from Charlotte and explore places that are easily drivable for a short 3-day trip or a longer weekend if there's a holiday or you can get time off. Once you've picked a destination, you can search for alternate routes that might have more interesting stops along the way. If you're looking for all of the possible destinations, try searching for a radius of 50 miles from Charlotte up to 200 miles from Charlotte or anything in between. If you don't have enough time for a long weekend, try searching for day trips from Charlotte, or you can make Charlotte your destination instead. If you have more time, you can plan a drive from Charlotte to Connecticut.