Duke University is easy to get to, as it's a mere 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham Airport. Mid-spring and mid-summer are the peak times for visitors to Duke University, and it's a good idea to reserve tour spots in advance. You may also take a self-guided tour with the help of a tour booklet. Remember to wear comfortable shoes because the campus is pretty big.
Duke Chapel is a magnificent interdenominational church built in 1930. The Cameron indoor stadium is interesting to check out, whether or not you're a Duke sports fan. Stroll through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, a lovely, 55-acre public botanical garden on campus, and see both extensive native plants and an Asiatic arboretum in one go.
Learn more about the city at the Museum of Durham History, or spend all day at the 84 acre campus that comprises the Museum of Life + Science. Outdoors lovers, meanwhile, can head to nearby Little River Regional Park & Natural Area, which offers seven different trails, bird-watching opportunities, a playground, and picnic areas.