23 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Vijayawada Itinerary

23 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Vijayawada Itinerary

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23 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Vijayawada Itinerary

Start: Durham, United States
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Rocky Mount, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cary, United States
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
3
Vijayawada, India
— 9 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Durham, United States

4
nights
Rocky Mount, United States

Rocky Mount ©
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarboro (Calvary Episcopal Church & Tarboro Brewing Company), Wilson (Wilson Rose Garden, North Carolina Baseball Museum, & more) and Louisburg (Alpaca Dreams & Laurel Mill). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tar River Trail, see the interesting displays at Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center, sample the tasty concoctions at 217 Brew Works, and take a stroll around The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mount route planner.

Durham to Rocky Mount is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cary.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Wilson, Louisburg, Tarboro
Highlights from your plan
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ©
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Koi Pond Brewing Company ©
Koi Pond Brewing Company

6
nights
Cary, United States

Cary
Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. Venture out of the city with trips to University of North Carolina (in Chapel Hill), Durham (Eno River State Park, Museum of Life + Science, & more) and Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, and walk around Pullen Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cary road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mount to Cary takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Cary can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Vijayawada.

Things to do in Cary

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cloer Family Vineyards, Old Town Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

9
nights
Vijayawada, India

Vijayawada ©
A commercial hub in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the bustling city of Vijayawada lies on the banks of the Krishna River, surrounded by green hills and quaint villages.
Venture out of the city with trips to Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary (in Uppalapadu), Hamsala Deevi Beach (in Machilipatnam) and Lord Subrahmanyeswar Temple (in Mopidevi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanakadurga Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Ramalingeswara Swami Vari Devasthanam, stop by Pvp Square Mall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Undavalli Caves.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vijayawada road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cary to Vijayawada. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Cary to Vijayawada due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Cary in February; daily highs in Vijayawada reach 90°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vijayawada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Guntur, Venkateswara Swamy Temple II, Hamsala Deevi Beach, Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, Kotappakonda
Highlights from your plan
Kanakadurga Temple ©
Kanakadurga Temple
Undavalli Caves ©
Undavalli Caves
Gunadala Matha Shrine ©
Gunadala Matha Shrine

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