19 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

19 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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19 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  7​h 45​min
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rocky Mount
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas


Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Raven Rock State Park (in Lillington), Drake's Landing (in Fuquay-Varina) and Raleigh (CAM Raleigh, Neuse River Trail, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, take a stroll through Golden Belt Historic District, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Durham trip planner .

Las Vegas to Durham is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Durham at 62°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Rocky Mount.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Raleigh, Hillsborough, Cary, Chapel Hill, Drake's Landing
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science

Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount ©
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Rocky Mount side-trips: Tarboro (Tarboro Brewing Company & Calvary Episcopal Church), Louisburg (Laurel Mill & Alpaca Dreams) and Wilson (Wilson Rose Garden, Wilson County Public Library, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tar River Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Koi Pond Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, and make a trip to Johnston County Heritage Center.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rocky Mount road trip site .

You can drive from Durham to Rocky Mount in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Wilson, Louisburg, Tarboro, Johnston County Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ©
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Koi Pond Brewing Company ©
Koi Pond Brewing Company


Robbinsville ©
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Robbinsville is known for adventure, nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, experience rural life at Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese, examine the collection at Junaluska Museum, and admire the sheer force of Yellow Creek Falls.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Robbinsville trip planner .

You can drive from Rocky Mount to Robbinsville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Robbinsville, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Robbinsville

Nature Parks Museums
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Santeetlah Lake ©
Santeetlah Lake
Wehrloom Honey ©
Wehrloom Honey
Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese ©
Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese