22 days in Knotts Island, Ocracoke & Ocean Isle Beach Itinerary

22 days in Knotts Island, Ocracoke & Ocean Isle Beach Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast attractions planner

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Knotts Island
— 1 night
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Ocracoke
— 7 nights
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Ocean Isle Beach
— 13 nights
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Knotts Island

— 1 night
Knotts Island is a marshy island and a small unincorporated community. On the 8th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Martin Farm and Winery.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Knotts Island trip itinerary maker app.

Durham to Knotts Island is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Knotts Island are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Knotts Island

Wineries
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Ocracoke

— 7 nights
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. Explore Ocracoke's surroundings by going to River Forest Manor & Marina (in Belhaven) and Columbia (Vineyards On The Scuppernong & Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of British Cemetery, go for a stroll along the water at Anchorage Marina, enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Stillwater Spa & Wellness.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke trip planner.

You can drive from Knotts Island to Ocracoke in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ocean Isle Beach.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean Isle Beach

— 13 nights
Ocean Isle Beach is a small seaside town located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean Isle Beach side-trips: Southport (St. James Plantation, Trinity United Methodist Church, &more), Holden Beach (Holden Beach Fishing Pier & Holden Beach) and Oak Island (Oak Island Pier, Ocean Crest Pier, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Callahan's of Calabash, try your luck at Big M Casino, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Coastal Carolina, and play a few rounds at Thistle Golf Club.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ocean Isle Beach vacation builder app.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Ocean Isle Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Ocean Isle Beach, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean Isle Beach

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Museums

Side Trips