3 days in Raleigh & Philadelphia Itinerary

3 days in Raleigh & Philadelphia Itinerary

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3 days in Raleigh & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  30​min
1
Raleigh
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Durham

1
day
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 21st (Fri): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, then walk around Pullen Park, and finally explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh day trip planning tool .

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then learn and have fun at Longwood Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia journey builder tool .

Getting from Raleigh to Philadelphia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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