5 days in Raleigh & Wilmington Itinerary

5 days in Raleigh & Wilmington Itinerary

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5 days in Raleigh & Wilmington Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
1
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Raleigh

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll around Pullen Park, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Bell Tower.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh travel route builder website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Raleigh Durham International Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport and Roanokeā€“Blacksburg Regional Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Durham
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then wander the streets of Historic District, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broomtail Craft Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, stop by The Veggie Wagon, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and finally make a trip to Riverwalk.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington road trip planning site .

You can drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Wilmington are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, The Veggie Wagon
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Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Room Escape Games
Battle House ©
Battle House

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