4 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast trip planner
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Wilmington
— 1 day
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Nags Head
— 3 nights
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Wilmington — 1 day

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington online itinerary maker.

Charlotte to Wilmington is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Wilmington are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nags Head.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Nags Head — 3 nights

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Explore Nags Head's surroundings by going to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe), Lee Robinson's General Store (in Hatteras) and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nags Head journey planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Nags Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in June: highs in Nags Head hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
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