6 days in Raleigh & Wilmington Itinerary

6 days in Raleigh & Wilmington Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip planner

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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights

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Raleigh

— 3 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get out of town with these interesting Raleigh side-trips: Durham (Duke University Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more) and Greensboro (Ambleside Gallery & International Civil Rights Center & Museum). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Memorial Bell Tower, walk around Pullen Park, and get curious at Marbles Kids Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Raleigh trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Raleigh. In December, daytime highs in Raleigh are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
When in Wilmington, make a side trip to see North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, approximately Kure Beach away. There's still lots to do: step aboard Battleship North Carolina, browse the fresh offerings at Motts Channel Seafood, wander the streets of Historic District, and admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington attractions planning website.

You can drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Raleigh, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wilmington, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 42°F.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips