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Durham (North Carolina) to Wilmington drive

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  Durham (North Carolina)
 Smithfield (North Carolina)
 Wilber's Barbecue
 Clinton (North Carolina)
 Wallace (North Carolina)
 Wrightsville Beach
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Durham (North Carolina) to Wilmington road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Durham (North Carolina) to Wilmington. If you're planning a road trip to Wilmington, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Durham (North Carolina) and Wilmington. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Durham (North Carolina) and Wilmington. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Durham (North Carolina)
drive for about 33 minutes

9:33 am  Raleigh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:33 am
drive for about 34 minutes

11:08 am  Smithfield (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:08 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

12:46 pm  eat at Wilber's Barbecue
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

2:34 pm  Clinton (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:34 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

4:14 pm  Wallace (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:14 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

6:09 pm  eat at Wrightsville Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:09 pm
drive for about 17 minutes

7:27 pm  arrive in Wilmington
eat at Wrightsville Beach

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Durham, North Carolina.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Raleigh  (13 answers)
    North Carolina Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Raleigh:
        The Pit
        Bida Manda
    hotels around Raleigh:
        The Umstead Hotel & Spa
    questions about Raleigh:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Raleigh?
        Best Non-Chain Restaurants for Families
        What's the best neighborhood in Raleigh for a first time visitor?

Smithfield (North Carolina)
    questions about Smithfield (North Carolina):

Wilber's Barbecue  (2 mentions)

Clinton (North Carolina)

Wallace (North Carolina)

Wrightsville Beach  (6 answers)
    questions about Wrightsville Beach:
        2 Days in Wrightsville with Toddler - Where to stay and eat
        What is your favorite restaurant in Wrightsville Beach?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Wilmington, North Carolina.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Wilmington?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Wrightsville Beach, which was mentioned 4 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Wilmington? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Wilmington?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Wilmington.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Wilmington to Durham (North Carolina) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Durham (North Carolina)? Try searching for places within 2.5 hours of Durham (North Carolina).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Durham (North Carolina) to Wilmington. Or get a full Durham (North Carolina) to Wilmington flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Durham (North Carolina) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Durham (North Carolina)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 157 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 21 minutes
9 Durham (North Carolina) travel answers
13 Raleigh travel answers
1 Smithfield (North Carolina) travel answer
1 Clinton (North Carolina) travel answer
6 Wrightsville Beach travel answers
15 Wilmington travel answers


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