3 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Wilmington
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Nags Head
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Wilmington

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Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You've now added Shamrock Sailing Adventures to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get interesting insight from Shamrock Sailing Adventures, and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, then step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and then take a stroll through Historic District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington online sightseeing planner.

Durham to Wilmington is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Durham, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wilmington, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Wilmington

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Nags Head

— 1 night
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nags Head tour builder site.

Drive from Wilmington to Nags Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Wilmington in February, expect nights in Nags Head to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Historic Sites · Lighthouses · 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.