5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Nags Head
— 2 nights
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights

2
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 4th (Tue), kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and then explore the striking landscape of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, thensteep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip planning website.

Madison to Nags Head is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, Nags Head is much warmer than Madison - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corolla, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, thenwander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, and then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, thenidentify plant and animal life at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then do a tasting at Duplin Winery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip planner.

You can drive from Nags Head to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Nags Head in February, expect nights in Wilmington to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duplin Winery, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Oak Island Beach
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Duplin Winery ©
Duplin Winery
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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