10 days in North Carolina Coast & Rocky Mount Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Coast & Rocky Mount Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Coast & Rocky Mount Itinerary

Chicago
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Rocky Mount
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Chicago

2
days
Wilmington

Wilmington
Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beaches.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington vacation planner.

Chicago to Wilmington is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Wilmington. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rocky Mount.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Topsail Island, Oak Island Beaches
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Oak Island Beaches
Oak Island Beaches
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA ©
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

2
days
Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the coastal plain of the state of North Carolina. On the 9th (Mon), get your game on at Carolina Crossroads Entertainment Complex and then immerse yourself in nature at Medoc Mountain State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mount itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Wilmington to Rocky Mount in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Rocky Mount when traveling from Wilmington in April, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Medoc Mountain State Park, Carolina Crossroads Entertainment Complex, Sylvan Heights Bird Park
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Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Medoc Mountain State Park ©
Medoc Mountain State Park

2
days
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. On the 11th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Life On A Sandbar.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nags Head day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mount to Nags Head takes 3 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mount in April, plan for little chillier days in Nags Head, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coquina Beach, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Coquina Beach ©
Coquina Beach
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

2
days
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. On the 13th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and then get your game on at Frisco Mini Golf & Go Karts. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Frisco road trip site .

Drive from Nags Head to Frisco in 1.5 hours. April in Frisco sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frisco

Wildlife Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
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Frisco Mini Golf & Go Karts ©
Frisco Mini Golf & Go Karts
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse