We (hubby and me) arriving in Charlotte on Tuesday Aug 30 evening, departing 4 pm Wed 9/7. Got car and 7 full days to look but nothing else booked. Need help with driving itinerary and where to stay. We are looking at areas intentions of semi-retirement and have never been to NC and want to get a feel for different areas.
Question: should we book 5 nights in Huntersville Marriott Residence Inn as a base and drive out daily to towns we want to see? Is it possible to drive to Asheville and look around and be back without overdoing it or should we spend night in Asheville?
Our only fixed time and place to be is visiting a friend on Labor Day in Jacksonville, Onslow County, spend that night with her, then we'd have one more night before out flight leaves at 4 pm from Charlotte on the Wednesday. To accommodate that we could drive from Charlotte to Wilmington on that Sunday, stay one night there (any hotel suggestions?) and drive out to see her the next day, spend the night with her. Then we could drive back to Charlotte Tuesday morning, spend one night at airport hotel, and take a last look around before leaving the next day. Is this doablet?
I would really appreciate feedback. Time is short. Thank you!!!