29 days in North Carolina Itinerary

29 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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29 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Wilmington
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Atlantic Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ocracoke
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Corolla
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

5
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Woolworth Walk and Mast General Store Waynesville. Get in touch with nature at Pisgah National Forest and Whiteside Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Mount Mitchell State Park (in Burnsville) and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (in Flat Rock). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate, get a taste of the local shopping with aSHEville Museum, don't miss a visit to Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at Downtown Asheville Art District.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Asheville attractions planner.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Asheville is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Port of Spain to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port of Spain in July, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 20°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pisgah National Forest, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Mount Mitchell State Park, Whiteside Mountain, Mast General Store
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village

5
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Escape the urban bustle at Oak Island Beaches and Carolina Beach State Park. Popular historic sites such as Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Southport (North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport & Old Brunswick County Jail Museum), Holden Beach (in Holden Beach) and Oak Island Lighthouse (in Oak Island). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, examine the collection at Wilmington Railroad Museum, admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion Museum, and wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington route builder site .

You can fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect Wilmington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atlantic Beach.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Island, Kure Beach, Southport, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Holden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Bellamy Mansion ©
Bellamy Mansion

3
nights
Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach ©
Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Lookout National Seashore and Fort Macon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Carolina Maritime Museum and Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC. Take a break from Atlantic Beach with a short trip to Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shackleford Banks.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlantic Beach trip planner .

Getting from Wilmington to Atlantic Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Wilmington in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Atlantic Beach, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Atlantic Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Swansboro, Harkers Island, North Carolina Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore

3
nights
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. On the 15th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, then stop by Candyland, and finally steep yourself in history at British Cemetery. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Ocracoke Preservation Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Teach's Hole.

To plan Ocracoke vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Atlantic Beach to Ocracoke in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Manteo.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

3
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Roanoke Island Festival Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wright Brothers National Memorial and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, get your game on at Life On A Sandbar, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and experience rural life at Island Farm.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manteo day trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Manteo takes 4.5 hours. July in Manteo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

4
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Whalehead in Historic Corolla and Historic Edenton. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carova Beach and Penelope Barker House Welcome Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corolla: Museum of the Albemarle (in Elizabeth City) and St. Paul's Episcopal Church (in Edenton). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, don't miss a visit to Historic Corolla Village, and hike along Currituck Banks Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Corolla trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. July in Corolla sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Edenton, Museum of the Albemarle, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Museum of the Albemarle ©
Museum of the Albemarle
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

3
nights
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Explore hidden gems such as Frisco Beach and Blue Pelican Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Frisco to Salvo to see Salvo Beach about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, stop by Lee Robinson General Store, and examine the collection at Hatteras Island Ocean Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Frisco trip planner .

You can drive from Corolla to Frisco in 2.5 hours. July in Frisco sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frisco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Hatteras, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Salvo Beach, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©

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