12 days in Raleigh & Athens Itinerary

12 days in Raleigh & Athens Itinerary

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Raleigh, United States
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 8 nights

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Raleigh, United States — 2 nights

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 28th (Thu), deepen your understanding at Duke University, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then don't miss a visit to Videri Chocolate Factory, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally walk around Pullen Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Raleigh Durham International Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. In July in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. You'll set off for Athens on the 30th (Sat).
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Athens, Greece — 8 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth), Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nafplio (Tiryns, Nauplion Promenade, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, see some colorful creatures with Seahorse Dive Center, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens route planning website.

Getting from Raleigh to Athens by flight takes about 15.5 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Raleigh to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips