10 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Charleston Itinerary

10 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Charleston Itinerary

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10 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Charleston Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Drive + Fly:  12​h
1
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h
End: Anchorage

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Step out of the city life by going to Duke Lemur Center and Fletcher Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duke University Chapel and Museum of Life + Science. Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Raleigh (North Carolina Museum of History, Marbles Kids Museum, & more). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park and explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary planner .

Anchorage to Durham is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In May, Durham is somewhat warmer than Anchorage - with highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Raleigh
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Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Umstead State Park ©
Umstead State Park
Duke Lemur Center ©
Duke Lemur Center

6
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
We've included these beaches for you: Edisto Beach State Park and Isle of Palms Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Charleston Museum and St. Michael's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Charleston side-trips: Kiawah Beachwalker Park (in Kiawah Island), Yemassee (Carolina Cider Company & Old Sheldon Church Ruins) and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours (in Beaufort). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of Heyward-Washington House, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston route planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Charleston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Durham in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Charleston, with lows of 64°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Folly Beach, Yemassee, Sullivan's Island, Edisto Beach State Park, Isle of Palms Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park

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