9 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

9 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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Rocky Mount
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Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount ©
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Mount City Lake and Park and then walk around Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mount travel planner.

Burlington to Rocky Mount is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Burlington, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mount, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sanford.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Sylvan Heights Bird Park
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Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ©
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park


Sanford ©
Sanford is a city in Lee County, North Carolina, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skydive Paraclete XP. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with Skydive Paraclete XP and then identify plant and animal life at Carolina Tiger Rescue. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at San-Lee Park and then play a few rounds at Pinehurst Course Number 2.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sanford travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mount to Sanford takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Sanford are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Sanford

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Skydive Paraclete XP, Pinehurst Course Number 2, Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Skydive Paraclete XP ©
Skydive Paraclete XP
San-Lee Park ©
San-Lee Park
Carolina Tiger Rescue ©
Carolina Tiger Rescue


Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Durham is known for parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, get curious at Museum of Life + Science, immerse yourself in nature at Eno River State Park, and gain insight at Duke University.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Durham trip planner.

You can drive from Sanford to Durham in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Childrens Museums · 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
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel