6 days in Raleigh & Durham Itinerary

6 days in Raleigh & Durham Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle itinerary planner

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Raleigh
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Durham
— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ava Gardner Museum and Historic Oakwood. You'll explore and learn at Artspace and North Carolina Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raleigh: Dunn (William C Lee Airborne Museum & Averasboro Battlefield & Museum), Gregory Vineyard (in Angier) and Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site (in Four Oaks). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Historic Oakwood Cemetery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bond Brothers Beer Company, explore the world behind art at Gregg Museum of Art & Design, and stroll around Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh holiday maker website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Raleigh. In May in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Durham

— 3 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mebane Train Display, look for gifts at Alamance Arts, examine the collection at Children's Museum of Alamance County, sample the fine beverages at Durham Distillery, then steep yourself in history at Duke Homestead, and finally view the masterpieces at Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Town Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Ayr Mount Historic Site, tee off at UNC Finley Golf Course, then explore the world behind art at Ackland Art Museum, then tee off at Duke University Golf Club, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Durham trip website.

Durham is very close to Raleigh. In May, daytime highs in Durham are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips