14 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

14 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast trip planner

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Southport
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swansboro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Washington
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamston
— 1 night
Drive
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Edenton
— 4 nights
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New Bern
— 2 nights
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Southport

— 1 night
Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Fort Johnston - Southport Museum & Visitors Center, then visit Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, then take in the waterfront at Southport Pier and RIverwalk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Southport route planning app.

Seattle to Southport is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Southport, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Southport, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Southport

Museums · Transportation · Historic Sites

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then take a stroll through Historic District, and then make a trip to Riverwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Front Street Brewery.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington road trip planning website.

Getting from Southport to Wilmington by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in February, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Swansboro.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Swansboro

— 2 nights
Swansboro is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States, located along the Atlantic Ocean. On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, go for a walk through Lejeune Memorial Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Walton's Distillery, then make a trip to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Candy Edventure. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hammocks Beach State Park, admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Swansboro trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Wilmington to Swansboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Washington.

Things to do in Swansboro

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington

— 1 night
Washington, commonly known as The Original Washington, or Little Washington, is a city in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States, located on the northern bank of the Pamlico River. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Bonner's Point, then admire the majestic nature at Goose Creek State Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington route tool.

Getting from Swansboro to Washington by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Washington sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamston.

Things to do in Washington

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Williamston

— 1 night
Williamston is a town in Martin County, North Carolina, United States. On the 1st (Sun), get in on the family fun at Deadwood and then contemplate the long history of Fort Branch.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Williamston trip planner.

Williamston is very close to Washington. In February, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Edenton.

Things to do in Williamston

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Edenton

— 4 nights
Edenton is a town on Albemarle Sound in Chowan County, North Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edenton: Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills), Nags Head (Jockey's Ridge State Park & Bodie Island Lighthouse) and Corolla (What the Shell & Off-Road Tours). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, walk around Windsor Castle Park, make a trip to Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, and contemplate the long history of Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edenton travel route planner.

You can drive from Williamston to Edenton in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Edenton can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Edenton

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Bern

— 2 nights
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. On the 6th (Fri), shop like a local with Fine Art at Baxters, get engrossed in the history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, then test your team's savvy at Bear Towne Escape Room, and finally look for gifts at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at New Bern Farmers Market, stroll around New Bern Historical Society Civil War Battlefield Park, and then stroll around Creekside Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Bern trip planning app.

Drive from Edenton to New Bern in 2 hours. In March in New Bern, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New Bern

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.