6 days in Durham & Atlanta Itinerary

6 days in Durham & Atlanta Itinerary

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Durham
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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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 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Duke Lemur Center, steep yourself in history at Bennett Place Historic Site, then immerse yourself in nature at Eno River State Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Carolina Tiger Rescue, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Durham itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Durham. In February, daytime highs in Durham are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta and Silver Comet Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Swan House and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Take a break from Atlanta with a short trip to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Virginia-Highland, explore the world behind art at Michael C. Carlos Museum, shop like a local with National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Durham to Atlanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips