7 days in Raleigh & Smithfield Itinerary

7 days in Raleigh & Smithfield Itinerary

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7 days in Raleigh & Smithfield Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
1
Raleigh
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Smithfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Raleigh

4
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore Raleigh's surroundings by going to Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough), Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Duke University Chapel) and Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, walk around Pullen Park, and hike along Neuse River Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Raleigh tour itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Raleigh. In October, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Smithfield.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Durham, North Carolina Zoo, Old Town Cemetery, Airborne and Special Operations Museum, International Civil Rights Center & Museum
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

2
nights
Smithfield

Smithfield ©
Smithfield is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. Ava Gardner Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Ava Gardner Museum, then revel in the low prices at Carolina Premium Outlets, and then walk around Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Smithfield travel route tool .

You can drive from Raleigh to Smithfield in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Smithfield

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
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Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ©
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Ava Gardner Museum ©
Ava Gardner Museum
Carolina Premium Outlets ©
Carolina Premium Outlets

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