7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
drive:  3​h
1
Wilmington
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Buxton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Duck
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina and then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, then make a trip to Riverwalk, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and finally stop by The Veggie Wagon.

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Atlanta to Wilmington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, The Veggie Wagon
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Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ©
Battle House ©
Battle House

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Wings Beachwear, then categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, and finally visit Island Express Ferry Service.

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Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Wilmington to Beaufort takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Wilmington in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Beaufort: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
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Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

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night
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. On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then view the masterpieces at Over the Moon, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point.

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Traveling by car from Beaufort to Ocracoke takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buxton.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

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night
Buxton

Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. On the 1st (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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Getting from Ocracoke to Buxton by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Buxton can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Duck.

Things to do in Buxton

Beaches Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore

2
nights
Duck

Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally stop by Salty Paws Biscuits. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk.

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Traveling by car from Buxton to Duck takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Duck are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duck

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nags Head, Corolla, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Off-Road Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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