3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Surf City, Topsail Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Roanoke

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum. Keep things going the next day: walk around Pullen Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Raleigh trip itinerary builder tool .

Roanoke to Raleigh is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Surf City.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Durham
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Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

1
night
Surf City, Topsail Island

Surf City ©
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. Topsail Island has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): head off the coast to Topsail Island, identify plant and animal life at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then stop by Mia's Marketplace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Surf City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Surf City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Surf City

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island
Mia's Marketplace ©
Mia's Marketplace

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