8 days in Cary, Raleigh & Durham Itinerary

8 days in Cary, Raleigh & Durham Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Cary
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Cary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Durham
— 4 nights
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Cary — 2 nights

Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Manor Falconry, enjoy some diversion at Drake's Landing, and then walk around Crowder District Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, then play a few rounds at Knights Play Golf Center, and then stroll around Fred G. Bond Metro Park.

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New York City to Cary is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July in Cary, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Raleigh.
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Raleigh — 1 night

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): trek along Neuse River Trail, then walk around Pullen Park, and then stroll around Capital Area Greenway.

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Raleigh is just a stone's throw from Cary. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durham.
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Durham — 4 nights

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Salem Museums & Gardens (in Winston Salem), North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro) and Greensboro (International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro Science Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and deepen your understanding at Duke University.

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Durham is very close to Raleigh. August in Durham sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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