18 days in Durham & New Paltz Itinerary

18 days in Durham & New Paltz Itinerary

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18 days in Durham & New Paltz Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  9​h 30​min
— 10 nights
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  6​h 45​min
New Paltz
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Dublin


Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Duke University Chapel and Historic Oakwood will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Greensboro Science Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durham: North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro), Raleigh (Marbles Kids Museum, Pullen Park, & more) and Greensboro (Replacements & Friendly Center). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, tee off at Tobacco Road Golf Club, have a few drinks at Krave, and admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Durham vacation maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Durham is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Dublin to Durham, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Durham: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Raleigh, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Zoo, Triangle Rock Club - Morrisville
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Greensboro Science Center ©
Greensboro Science Center

New Paltz

New Paltz ©
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Family-friendly places like Compo Beach and Catskill Animal Sanctuary will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Paltz: Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site (in Newburgh), Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park) and Garrison (Boscobel House and Gardens & Garrison Golf Club). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Huguenot Street, stop by Orange County Choppers, walk around Mohonk Preserve, and explore the world behind art at Storm King Art Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Paltz sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Durham to New Paltz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durham in July; daily highs in New Paltz reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Saugerties, Newburgh, Garrison, Work It Dance and Fitness
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