15 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

15 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Smithfield
— 1 night
2
Sanford
— 4 nights
3
Robbinsville
— 1 night
4
Durham
— 6 nights

1
night
Smithfield

Smithfield ©
Smithfield is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ava Gardner Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Carolina Premium Outlets, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Double Barley Brewing, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Deep River Brewing Company. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, then explore the activities along Lake Wilson, then stroll around Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at 217 Brew Works.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Smithfield trip site.

Durham to Smithfield is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Smithfield are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sanford.

Things to do in Smithfield

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Wilson, Deep River Brewing Company, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ©
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site ©
Deep River Brewing Company ©
Deep River Brewing Company

4
nights
Sanford

Sanford ©
Sanford is a city in Lee County, North Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Carolina Brewing Company (in Holly Springs), Lillington (Raven Rock State Park & Hawk Manor Falconry) and Pittsboro (SilkHope Winery, McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends, &more). There's lots more to do: tee off at Carolina Trace Country Club, sample the tasty concoctions at Aviator Brewery, get outside with Drake's Landing, and browse for treasures at Sanford Antique Mall.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanford travel route website.

Getting from Smithfield to Sanford by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sanford can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Sanford

Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, Lillington, Carolina Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Tobacco Road Golf Club ©
Tobacco Road Golf Club
Starrlight Mead ©
Starrlight Mead
Carolina Brewing Company ©
Carolina Brewing Company

1
night
Robbinsville

Robbinsville ©
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, experience rural life at Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese, then explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, then experience rural life at Wehrloom Honey, and finally see the interesting displays at Junaluska Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Stoney Hollow Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Robbinsville online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sanford to Robbinsville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Robbinsville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Durham.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Junaluska Museum ©
Junaluska Museum
Wehrloom Honey ©
Wehrloom Honey
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center ©
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

6
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Visit Duke University Chapel and Joel Lane Museum House for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Raleigh (North Hills, Raleigh Brewing Company, &more), Apex (Southern Peak Brewery & Cloer Family Vineyards) and White Street Brewing Co. (in Wake Forest). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Life + Science, see where the action happens at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bull City Ciderworks.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durham online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Robbinsville to Durham takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Robbinsville in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Durham, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Bombshell Beer Company
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Historic Yates Mill County Park ©
Historic Yates Mill County Park