Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) sits northwest of Chicago, IL. From the Clinton-Blue station in downtown Chicago, the Blue Line "L" offers 24/7 service to ORD. Driving from Chicago takes about 30 minutes via I-90 W.
Flights from ORD to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) usually last for 90 minutes. Driving to downtown Charlotte can take up to 20 minutes via US-74 E or I-85 N. Car rental counters are located on the lower level of the baggage claim area.
Attractions and Tips
Charlotte is a large city in southwestern North Carolina. The NASCAR Hall of Fame sits in Charlotte, awaiting racing fans of all ages.
Carowinds amusement park offers thrills for all travelers, and Discovery Place science museum provides an interactive and family-friendly learning environment.
Golfers can indulge in a round at one of the many public courses in the area, such as Highland Creek Golf Club.
Weather in Charlotte is moderately chilly in winter (50s) and warm (upper 80s) in summer. Thunderstorms are common in summer. Hotel accommodations range from luxurious to family-friendly and affordable, and you'll find them dispersed throughout the city. Driving to the capital of Raleigh takes two-and-a-half hours via I-85 N and I-40 E.