10 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast route planner

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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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Beaufort
— 1 night
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Surf City, Topsail Island
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Back Country Safari Tours, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills trip planner.

Green Bay to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Green Bay to Kill Devil Hills. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Green Bay in July; daily highs in Kill Devil Hills reach 87°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manteo travel route planner.

Manteo is just a stone's throw from Kill Devil Hills. In July, daytime highs in Manteo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hatteras Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then stop by Scotch Bonnet, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Godspeed Charters.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hatteras Island trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Beaufort

— 1 night
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and finally stop by Wings Beachwear.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beaufort day trip tool.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Beaufort in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. July in Beaufort sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Surf City.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Surf City, Topsail Island

— 1 night
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at Topsail Island Trading Company, then step off the mainland to explore Topsail Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and finally walk around Soundside Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Surf City road trip planning site.

Getting from Beaufort to Surf City by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Surf City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Surf City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Wilmington

— 3 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Go for a jaunt from Wilmington to Kure Beach to see North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: step aboard Battleship North Carolina, contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Front Street Brewery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Surf City to Wilmington in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.