11 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Nags Head
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 3 nights

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Explore Nags Head's surroundings by going to Corolla (Off-Road Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nags Head online holiday builder.

Orlando to Nags Head is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect Nags Head to be little chillier, temps between 61°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Back Country Safari Tours ©
Back Country Safari Tours

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
On the 4th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with Equine Adventures, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and then take a leisurely stroll along Avon Fishing Pier. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Pelican Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, and then don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island trip maker tool.

Drive from Nags Head to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Equine Adventures ©
Equine Adventures

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally shop like a local with Over the Moon.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ocracoke route builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke in 2.5 hours. In November in Ocracoke, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

2
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Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 7th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, then see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and then take a tour by water with Island Express Ferry Service. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cape Lookout National Seashore, then look for gifts at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, and then contemplate the long history of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beaufort trip builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ocracoke to Beaufort in 4 hours. In November in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Beaufort

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get out of town with these interesting Wilmington side-trips: The Adventure Kayak Company - Day Tours (in Southport), Topsail Island (in Surf City) and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (in Kure Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, indulge in some personalized pampering at Island Massage & Spa, learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Walton's Distillery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Beaufort to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ©
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
The Adventure Kayak Company - Day Tours ©
The Adventure Kayak Company - Day Tours

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