9 days in Williamsburg & Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

9 days in Williamsburg & Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle Itinerary

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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Cary
— 2 nights
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Durham
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Williamsburg — 4 nights

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). There's lots more to do: cool off at Water Country USA, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Williamsburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City to Williamsburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cary.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Cary — 2 nights

Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. On the 4th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Carolina Tiger Rescue, immerse yourself in nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, and then take some stellar pictures from RDU Observation Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, stroll around Fred G. Bond Metro Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Umstead Spa.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cary online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Cary takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cary can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durham.
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Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature
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Durham — 2 nights

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 6th (Sat), get curious at Museum of Life + Science, then grab your bike and head to Riverwalk, and then see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then deepen your understanding at Duke University.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary planner.

Durham is just a stone's throw from Cary. August in Durham sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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