5 days in Charlotte & Waxhaw Itinerary

5 days in Charlotte & Waxhaw Itinerary

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5 days in Charlotte & Waxhaw Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  4​h
1
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Waxhaw
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Charlotte is known for museums, theme parks, fun & games, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, get in on the family fun at Carowinds, and have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte online attractions planner .

Newark to Charlotte is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in May, expect nights in Charlotte to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Waxhaw.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

2
nights
Waxhaw

Waxhaw ©
Waxhaw is a town located in Union County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Landsford Canal State Park, then explore and take pictures at Wise Acres Organic Strawberry Farm, and then walk around Crooked Creek Park. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial, examine the collection at JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, then snap pictures at Historic Waxhaw Foot Bridge, and finally stroll around Cane Creek Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Waxhaw tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Charlotte to Waxhaw in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waxhaw

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Indian Trail, Landsford Canal State Park
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Crooked Creek Park ©
Crooked Creek Park
JAARS Museum of the Alphabet ©
JAARS Museum of the Alphabet
Cane Creek Park ©
Cane Creek Park

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