48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Kitty Hawk
Drive:  1​h
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
Manteo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Frisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Harkers Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Atlantic Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Surf City
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kitty Hawk
— 31 nights
Kitty Hawk

2
days
Corolla

Corolla is an unincorporated community located in Poplar Branch township, Currituck County, North Carolina along the northern Outer Banks. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then hike along Currituck Banks Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach, stop by Bacchus Wine and Beer Bistro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corolla vacation builder tool .

Kitty Hawk to Corolla is an approximately 1-hour car ride. May in Corolla sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Corolla

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

2
days
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, stop by Stop N Shop, and then admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nags Head trip planner .

Traveling by car from Corolla to Nags Head takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Nags Head

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Coquina Beach
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve ©

2
days
Manteo

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and then take an in-depth tour of Roanoke Island Festival Park. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dare County Arts Council.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manteo route maker website .

Manteo is very close to Nags Head. In May, daytime highs in Manteo are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Manteo

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

2
days
Frisco

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Salvo Beach, stroll through Haulover, and then look for gifts at Lee Robinson General Store.

Make your Frisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Manteo to Frisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Frisco can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Harkers Island.

Things to do in Frisco

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Salvo Beach, Lee Robinson's General Store, Haulover, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Lee Robinson's General Store ©
Lee Robinson's General Store

2
days
Harkers Island

Harkers Island ©
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Lookout Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, and then head off the coast to Shackleford Banks.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Harkers Island online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Frisco to Harkers Island. In May in Harkers Island, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Atlantic Beach.

Things to do in Harkers Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks
Cape Lookout Lighthouse ©
Cape Lookout Lighthouse

2
days
Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach ©
Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hammocks Beach State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson Reserve and then tour the water at your own pace with Lookout Adventures.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlantic Beach journey planner .

You can drive from Harkers Island to Atlantic Beach in an hour. In May in Atlantic Beach, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Surf City.

Things to do in Atlantic Beach

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rachel Carson Reserve, Lookout Adventures, Hammocks Beach State Park
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Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park
Rachel Carson Reserve ©
Rachel Carson Reserve
Lookout Adventures ©
Lookout Adventures

2
days
Surf City

Surf City ©
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Topsail Boat Rental. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Surf City Pier, identify plant and animal life at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then stop by Topsail Island Trading Co.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Surf City sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Atlantic Beach to Surf City. In May, daily temperatures in Surf City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Surf City

#Tours, #Adventure, #Outdoors
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Topsail Boat Rental ©
Topsail Boat Rental
Surf City Pier ©
Surf City Pier

2
days
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 15th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, and then look for gifts at Candyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ocracoke Pony Pens, then hike along Hammock Hills Nature Trails, and then stop by Styron's General Store.

Plan my day in Ocracoke using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Surf City to Ocracoke in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Surf City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ocracoke, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Ocracoke

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Styron's General Store ©
Styron's General Store

32
days
Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk ©
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and Pettigrew State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Duck Woods Country Club and Sea Scape Links Golf Course. Get out of town with these interesting Kitty Hawk side-trips: Port O'Plymouth Museum (in Plymouth), Museum of the Albemarle (in Elizabeth City) and Somerset Place (in Creswell). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight, look for gifts at Super Wings, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and take a stroll through Scarborough Lane Shoppes.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kitty Hawk itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ocracoke to Kitty Hawk takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

#Parks, #Golf, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Duck, Creswell, Sanctuary Vineyards, Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Museum of the Albemarle
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Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pettigrew State Park ©
Pettigrew State Park
Duck Woods Country Club ©
Duck Woods Country Club