5 days in Raleigh & Columbus Itinerary

5 days in Raleigh & Columbus Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Neuse River Trail and Pullen Park. There's lots more to do: get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip itinerary planner.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Raleigh sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of German Village, then admire the sheer force of Hayden Falls Park, then join in the after-dark buzz at Columbus Axe Throwing, and finally take a stroll through Easton Town Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), and finally appreciate the history behind Christopher Columbus Statue.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planning app.

You can fly from Raleigh to Columbus in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Raleigh in July, expect Columbus to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods