18 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & San Francisco Itinerary

18 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 14 nights
Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Robbinsville
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Robbinsville
— 1 night
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Raleigh

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duke University Chapel and Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like North Carolina Museum of Art and North Carolina Museum of History. When in Raleigh, make a side trip to see Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, approximately Durham away. Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum, stroll through Neuse River Trail, learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip itinerary planner.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 14 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Natural Bridges State Beach. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Castello di Amorosa for their historical value. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Half Moon Bay (Cowell Ranch State Beach, Pescadero State Beach, &more), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach). Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, learn about winemaking at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Raleigh to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Raleigh to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Raleigh in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Robbinsville

— 1 night
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Wehrloom Honey, then head off-road at Deals Gap, then explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yellow Creek Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Robbinsville travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Robbinsville. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Robbinsville, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Adventure