14 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

14 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive
4
Beaufort
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Wilmington
— 4 nights
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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Change things up with these side-trips from Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Off-Road Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway, and look for gifts at Mom's Sweet Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills road trip tool.

Green Bay to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Green Bay to Kill Devil Hills, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Green Bay in November, expect Kill Devil Hills to be somewhat warmer, temps between 61°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Hatteras Island

On the 2nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at North Pond Trail and then make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Blue Pelican Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, and then steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. In December in Hatteras Island, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

1
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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 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally view the masterpieces at Over the Moon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Beaufort

Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and then visit Island Express Ferry Service. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore, contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, and then steep yourself in history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beaufort journey planner.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Beaufort in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Beaufort

Museums · Parks · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial, go for a walk through Lejeune Memorial Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Walton's Distillery, then browse for treasures at The Flipping Rooster, and finally walk around Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Seacoast Art Gallery, head off the coast to Topsail Island, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Salty Turtle Beer Co...

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Jacksonville trip builder tool.

You can drive from Beaufort to Jacksonville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Calabash (Callahan's of Calabash & Sacred Willow Spa), Kure Beach (North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher & Fort Fisher State Recreation Area) and Sunset Beach Waterfront Park (in Sunset Beach). There's lots more to do: take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, visit Historic District, do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, and learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wilmington road trip site.

Drive from Jacksonville to Wilmington in 1.5 hours. December in Wilmington sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Historic Sites · Lighthouses · Piers & Boardwalks
Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.