8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle holiday planner

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Durham
— 5 nights
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Rocky Mount
— 2 nights
Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Durham

— 5 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Bring the kids along to Duke University Chapel and Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bennett Place Historic Site and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Durham: Raleigh (Pullen Park, Marbles Kids Museum, &more), Bass Lake Park (in Holly Springs) and Clayton (Clayton River Walk & Clemmons Educational State Forest). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, identify plant and animal life at Hawk Manor Falconry, don't miss a visit to Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial, and get outside with Drake's Landing.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Durham trip planner.

New York City to Durham is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Durham at 55°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mount.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Mount

— 2 nights
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Laurel Mill, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpaca Dreams, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Mount City Lake and Park, then trek along Tar River Trail, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Koi Pond Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Wilson, then browse the collection at Wilson County Public Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Calvary Episcopal Church, and finally examine the collection at Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mount trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Rocky Mount takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips