5 days in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill Itinerary

5 days in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina route planner

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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 1 night
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Chapel Hill
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, stroll around Pullen Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Videri Chocolate Factory, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Raleigh online vacation planner.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 38°F at night. You will leave for Durham on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Durham

— 1 night

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get curious at Museum of Life + Science and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

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Durham is just a short distance from Raleigh. In March, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You will leave for Chapel Hill on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Durham

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Chapel Hill

— 1 night
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. On the 18th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at North Carolina Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and then deepen your understanding at University of North Carolina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, then examine the collection at Textile Heritage Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Alamance Arts.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chapel Hill trip planner.

Chapel Hill is very close to Durham. In March, daily temperatures in Chapel Hill can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

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