12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Corolla
— 2 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carova Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach, examine the collection at Whalehead Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Currituck Banks Reserve, and enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla travel planner.

Newark to Corolla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Newark in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Corolla, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 19th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manteo holiday builder website.

You can drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. May in Manteo sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

1
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Manteo to Ocracoke takes 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Visit Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Bellamy Mansion for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Holden Beach and Carolina Beach State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Oak Island Beach (in Oak Island) and Surf City (Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Downtown Wilmington, and look for gifts at The Veggie Wagon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Wilmington route tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Wilmington in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Highland Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Thomas Wolfe Memorial, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wedge Brewing Company, then take a stroll through Asheville Drum Circle, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at One World Brewing.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in May; daily highs in Asheville reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Thomas Wolfe Memorial ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Highland Brewing Company ©
Highland Brewing Company

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