8 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 29th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, and then stop by Morris Farm Market. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Corolla itinerary planning site.

Greenville to Corolla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 31st (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Manteo visit planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

3
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Hatteras Island

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hatteras Island: Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe), Kill Devil Hills (Wright Brothers National Memorial & Mom's Sweet Shop) and The Monument to a Century of Flight (in Kitty Hawk).

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hatteras Island route website.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. June in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

1
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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 5th (Sat): step aboard Battleship North Carolina, then wander the streets of Historic District, and then don't miss a visit to Riverwalk.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Wilmington takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods

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.