5 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kitty Hawk
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Surf City, Topsail Island
— 1 night
Fly

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Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 25th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip itinerary planner.

Charlotte to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. July in Corolla sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Kitty Hawk

— 1 night
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kitty Hawk trip website.

Getting from Corolla to Kitty Hawk by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kitty Hawk can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manteo trip planner.

Manteo is very close to Kitty Hawk. In July, daytime highs in Manteo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You'll set off for Surf City on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Surf City, Topsail Island

— 1 night
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): walk around Soundside Park and then step off the mainland to explore Topsail Island. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a new perspective on nature at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Surf City travel route planner.

You can drive from Manteo to Surf City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July in Surf City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Surf City

Parks · Nature · Spas · Museums

North Carolina Coast travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · History Museums · 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.

Roanoke Island travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Theaters