8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durham
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Sanford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Durham
— 5 nights
End: Durham

2
nights
Sanford

Sanford ©
Sanford is a city in Lee County, North Carolina, United States. Explore Sanford's surroundings by going to Pittsboro (Carolina Tiger Rescue & Fearrington Village). Next up on the itinerary: browse for treasures at Sanford Antique Mall, identify plant and animal life at San-Lee Park, stroll around Ole Gilliam Mill Park, and shop like a local with French Connections.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sanford trip planner.

Durham to Sanford is an approximately 1- hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Sanford

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Pittsboro
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Tiger Rescue ©
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Sanford Antique Mall ©
Sanford Antique Mall
Tobacco Road Golf Club ©
Tobacco Road Golf Club

5
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Life + Science and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Eno River State Park, steep yourself in history at Bennett Place Historic Site, and see where the action happens at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Durham road trip app.

You can drive from Sanford to Durham in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Durham are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Chapel Hill
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center ©
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center