8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Cary
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Cary
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Raleigh
— 4 nights
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Cary — 3 nights

Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. Change things up with these side-trips from Cary: Hawk Manor Falconry (in Lillington), Drake's Landing (in Fuquay-Varina) and Chapel Hill (University of North Carolina & North Carolina Botanical Garden). There's much more to do: walk around Fred G. Bond Metro Park, get outside with Weymouth Woods, play a few rounds at Knights Play Golf Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cary online road trip planner.

New York City to Cary is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Raleigh.
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Side Trips

Raleigh — 4 nights

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Durham (Museum of Life + Science, Duke University Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, stroll around Capital Area Greenway, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Raleigh trip itinerary builder tool.

Raleigh is just a short distance from Cary. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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