13 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast itinerary planner
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
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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. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park and then browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip maker app.

Pittsburgh to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kill Devil Hills when traveling from Pittsburgh in July, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 3 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Manteo is known for zoos & aquariums, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours, steep yourself in history at Island Farm, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, and visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manteo online road trip planner.

Manteo is just a short distance from Kill Devil Hills. In July, daytime highs in Manteo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Hatteras Island — 2 nights

On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then stroll through Frisco Beach, and then see what you can catch with Godspeed Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier and then make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hatteras Island trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hatteras Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.
Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

Beaufort — 2 nights

Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum, then head outdoors with Crystal Coast Lady Cruises, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Beaufort takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Beaufort are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Wilmington.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Wilmington — 3 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Take a break from Wilmington with a short trip to North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to Riverwalk.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Wilmington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Lighthouses · History Museums · 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.