8 days in Charlotte & Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

8 days in Charlotte & Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 3 nights
2
Durham
— 4 nights

3
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Bring the kids along to Carowinds and Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Sweet Betsy Farm (in Marion), Sea Lion Landing (in Columbia) and Lake Lure (Lake Lure Flowering Bridge & Zipline). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Discovery Place Science, look for gifts at PuckerButt Pepper Company, and look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

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New York City to Charlotte is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Charlotte, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Columbia, Lake Lure, Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, Sweet Betsy Farm, PuckerButt Pepper Company
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Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Zipline

4
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Museum of Life + Science. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro), Raleigh (Fletcher Park, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, &more) and Uwharrie Crystalline (in Seagrove). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Durham History, examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

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You can drive from Charlotte to Durham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Durham are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Raleigh, Greensboro, The Chapel of the Cross, North Carolina Zoo, Uwharrie Crystalline
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Zoo ©
North Carolina Zoo
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum

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