3 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5 h
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: New York City

Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nags Head: Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum & Off-Road Tours). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip builder.

New York City to Nags Head is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nags Head when traveling from New York City in April, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Corolla, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Elizabethan Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Off-Road Tours
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse