17 days in Raleigh & Phoenix Itinerary

17 days in Raleigh & Phoenix Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 6 nights
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Phoenix
— 9 nights
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Raleigh

— 6 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kids will appreciate attractions like North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Womancraft Gifts (in Carrboro), Durham (Museum of Life + Science, Duke University, &more) and Greensboro (Country Park, International Civil Rights Center & Museum, &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, stroll around Pullen Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Oakwood, and steep yourself in history at Mordecai Historic Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Raleigh itinerary planner.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Raleigh are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 9 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Family-friendly places like Off-Road Tours and Desert Botanical Garden will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield), Scottsdale (Taliesin West, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, &more) and Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phoenix visit planning app.

You can fly from Raleigh to Phoenix in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Raleigh to Phoenix. Traveling from Raleigh in December, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips