9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Corolla
— 2 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 2 nights

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carova Beach, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Whalehead Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally stroll through Currituck Beach.

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Phoenix to Corolla is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Corolla to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Island Farm, then visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Jumpmasters Trampoline Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manteo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Island Farm ©
Island Farm
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore

1
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ocracoke tour builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ocracoke can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

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 (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Cape Fear Museum, admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, then wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, and finally visit Cape Fear Serpentarium. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Carolina Beach State Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and finally stop by The Veggie Wagon.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington trip builder site.

Getting from Ocracoke to Wilmington by combination of ferry and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Beach State Park ©
Carolina Beach State Park
Cape Fear Museum ©
Cape Fear Museum
Cape Fear Serpentarium ©
Cape Fear Serpentarium

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