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Raleigh Itineraries

Planning a trip to Raleigh? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Browse the State Farmers Market and grab breakfast at the on-site café.
  • 2 Tour the 19th century farmstead at Oak View Country Park.
  • 3 Shop and eat at City Market.
  • 4 Head to Tir na Nog for drinks.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Sift through retro treasures at Father & Son Antiques.
  • 2 Join Taste Carolina Food Tours for an afternoon of local eating.
  • 3 Listen to live Celtic jams at Tir na Nog.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Drive to Durham.
  • 2 Have a gourmet panino (Italian pressed sandwich) at Toast, followed by a creatively flavored popsicle at LocoPops, just down the street.
  • 3 Veg out in the meadow at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham.
  • 4 If not, head directly to Magnolia Grill.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Drive to Chapel Hill.
  • 2 Stroll the expansive University of North Carolina campus, pausing for a good luck sip of water at the Old Well.
  • 3 Soak up the classic college town vibe on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.
  • 4 Have dinner at Crook's Corner—shrimp and grits, always.

MAP OF 7 DAY ITINERARY

  • DAY 1
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  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
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