12 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

12 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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12 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

Start: New Bern
Drive:  2​h
1
Rocky Mount
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Durham
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Robbinsville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New Bern

3
nights
Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount ©
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to New Bern Fireman's Museum and Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Rocky Mount: Aurora Fossil Museum (in Aurora), East Carolina University (in Greenville) and Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park (in Wilson). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Mount City Lake and Park, do a tasting at Rosemont of Virginia Winery, see the interesting displays at Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Koi Pond Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mount travel itinerary planner .

New Bern to Rocky Mount is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August in Rocky Mount, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

New Bern, Aurora Fossil Museum, Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum, East Carolina University, Rosemont of Virginia Winery
Highlights from your plan
Koi Pond Brewing Company ©
Koi Pond Brewing Company
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ©
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

6
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at American Tobacco Campus and Duke Homestead. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: Conservators Center (in Burlington), Neuse River Trail (in Raleigh) and The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park (in Greensboro). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Eno River State Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Streets at Southpoint, identify plant and animal life at Duke Lemur Center, and steep yourself in history at Bennett Place Historic Site.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Durham itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Rocky Mount to Durham in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Salem God's Acre Cemetery, Fred G. Bond Metro Park, The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park
Highlights from your plan
Bennett Place Historic Site ©
Bennett Place Historic Site
Duke Homestead ©
Duke Homestead

2
nights
Robbinsville

Robbinsville ©
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, then admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, and then explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake. On your second day here, head outdoors with The Sinks, then experience rural life at Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese, and then experience rural life at Wehrloom Honey.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Robbinsville travel route planner .

You can drive from Durham to Robbinsville in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Durham in August, things will get a bit cooler in Robbinsville: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Santeetlah Lake ©
Santeetlah Lake
The Sinks ©
The Sinks
Spruce Flats Falls ©
Spruce Flats Falls

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