22 days in Essex & Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

22 days in Essex & Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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Essex
— 9 nights
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Robbinsville
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 6 nights
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Rocky Mount
— 4 nights
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Essex

— 9 nights
Essex is a town in Essex County, New York, United States overlooking Lake Champlain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Essex: Montpelier (Camel's Hump, Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop, &more), Barre (Rock of Ages Granite Quarry & Hope Cemetery) and Waterbury Center (Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room & Waterbury Center State Park). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at 1st Republic Brewing Co, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alburg Dunes State Park, admire the majestic nature at Niquette Bay State Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Essex road trip tool.

Boston to Essex is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Boston in July, Essex is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Essex

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Robbinsville

— 2 nights
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. On the 3rd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Yellow Creek Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Santeetlah Lake, and then experience rural life at Wehrloom Honey. On the next day, experience rural life at Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese, then don't miss a visit to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, and then examine the collection at Junaluska Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Robbinsville travel planning website.

You can drive from Essex to Robbinsville in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Robbinsville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Nature · Parks · Museums

Durham

— 6 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durham: Raleigh (North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, stroll around Fred G. Bond Metro Park, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Golden Belt Historic District.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durham vacation app.

Drive from Robbinsville to Durham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Durham when traveling from Robbinsville in August, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mount.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mount

— 4 nights
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. state of North Carolina. Explore Rocky Mount's surroundings by going to Louisburg (Laurel Mill & Alpaca Dreams), Wilson (The Spa at 1010 Nash & Lake Wilson) and Tarboro (Tarboro Brewing Company & Calvary Episcopal Church). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tar River Trail, stroll around Best Friend's Dog Park, see the interesting displays at Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center, and explore the galleries of Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mount trip planner.

You can drive from Durham to Rocky Mount in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rocky Mount can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks · Nature · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips