8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  3​h
1
Robbinsville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Durham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rocky Mount
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Robbinsville

Robbinsville ©
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake and then experience rural life at Stoney Hollow Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, then admire the sheer force of Yellow Creek Falls, then relax in the rural setting at Wehrloom Honey, and finally see the interesting displays at Junaluska Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Robbinsville holiday planner .

Atlanta to Robbinsville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Atlanta in November, Robbinsville is little chillier at night with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Parks Nature Museums
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Santeetlah Lake ©
Santeetlah Lake
Wehrloom Honey ©
Wehrloom Honey
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center ©

4
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: Raleigh (Fletcher Park, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durham Distillery, and stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Robbinsville to Durham by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rocky Mount.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Raleigh, The Carolina Basketball Museum, Old Town Cemetery
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Duke University ©
Duke University

2
nights
Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount ©
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Rocky Mount City Lake and Park, stroll around Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Calvary Episcopal Church. On the next day, stroll through Tar River Trail, see the interesting displays at Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpaca Dreams, and finally don't miss a visit to Laurel Mill.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mount trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Durham to Rocky Mount in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Louisburg, Calvary Episcopal Church, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
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Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ©
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Calvary Episcopal Church ©
Calvary Episcopal Church