13 days in Walnut Creek & Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

13 days in Walnut Creek & Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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Walnut Creek
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Robbinsville
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Raleigh
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Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek ©
Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 16mi east of the city of Oakland. Change things up with these side-trips from Walnut Creek: Old Alvarado Park (in Union City), Livermore (Livermore Valley, Concannon Vineyard, &more) and Fremont (Ardenwood Historic Farm & Mission Peak Regional Preserve). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lindsay Wildlife Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Borges Ranch, take in nature's colorful creations at The Ruth Bancroft Garden, and examine the collection at Blackhawk Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Walnut Creek trip app.

San Francisco to Walnut Creek is an approximately 1-hour car ride. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Walnut Creek: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Walnut Creek

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Livermore Valley ©
Livermore Valley
Lindsay Wildlife Museum ©
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Borges Ranch ©
Borges Ranch

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Robbinsville

Robbinsville ©
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Wehrloom Honey, explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, then do some rugged touring at Deals Gap, and finally admire the sheer force of Yellow Creek Falls. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Junaluska Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese, and then make a trip to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Robbinsville trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Walnut Creek to Robbinsville. Traveling from Walnut Creek to Robbinsville, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Walnut Creek in October; daily highs in Robbinsville reach 72°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Deals Gap ©
Deals Gap
Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese ©
Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center ©
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Durham (Duke University, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more) and The Carolina Basketball Museum (in Chapel Hill). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, and hit the best photo ops around with Carolina Touring Company.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Robbinsville to Raleigh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Robbinsville in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Raleigh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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