11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Drive:  1​h
1
Chapel Hill
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Willow Spring
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Kill Devil Hills
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Raleigh

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Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Downtown Chapel Hill, then gain insight at University of North Carolina, and then take in nature's colorful creations at North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Chapel Hill trip simple and quick.

Raleigh to Chapel Hill is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chapel Hill can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Willow Spring.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

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North Carolina Botanical Garden ©
North Carolina Botanical Garden
University of North Carolina ©
University of North Carolina
Downtown Chapel Hill ©
Downtown Chapel Hill

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Willow Spring

Willow Spring ©
On the 26th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.

To find out how to plan a trip to Willow Spring, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Chapel Hill to Willow Spring with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Willow Spring are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Corolla.

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Parks Nature

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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area ©
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 27th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Start your trip to Corolla by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Willow Spring to Corolla. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

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Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 27th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip planning website .

Drive from Corolla to Kill Devil Hills in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Museums
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manteo tour planner.

Manteo is just a short distance from Kill Devil Hills. June in Manteo sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Buxton.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Buxton, Hatteras Island

Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and then see the interesting displays at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buxton trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Manteo to Buxton takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Buxton

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum ©
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Take the guesswork out of planning a Beaufort vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Buxton to Beaufort in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Tours Parks

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New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stillwater Kayaks. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Stillwater Kayaks.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Bern attractions planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to New Bern in an hour. In June, daytime highs in New Bern are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

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Stillwater Kayaks ©
Stillwater Kayaks

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington attractions planner.

Getting from New Bern to Wilmington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Wilmington sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

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nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Norman North Carolina, U.S. National Whitewater Center and BB&T Ballpark. Go for a jaunt from Charlotte to Mooresville to see The Lazy 5 Ranch about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Carowinds, examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlotte planning app .

You can fly from Wilmington to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Parks Tours

Side Trips

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, The Lazy 5 Ranch
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
U.S. National Whitewater Center ©
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Lake Norman North Carolina ©
Lake Norman North Carolina

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