4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Durham
— 1 night
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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Durham

— 1 night

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bennett Place Historic Site. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, stroll around Pullen Park, and then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Durham History, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Bennett Place Historic Site, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Durham trip itinerary website.

Newark to Durham is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Newark in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durham: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Durham to Kill Devil Hills takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Durham in May, plan for little chillier days in Kill Devil Hills, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.