4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 day
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Chapel Hill
— 1 night
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Durham
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Corolla — 1 day

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 21st (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see Off-Road Tours, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corolla vacation planner.

New York City to Corolla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Corolla are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 1 night

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 22nd (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Manteo online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Manteo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Raleigh.
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Raleigh — 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): hike along Neuse River Trail, then walk around Pullen Park, and then get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Raleigh trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Raleigh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Chapel Hill.
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Chapel Hill — 1 night

Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): gain insight at University of North Carolina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Occoneechee Orange Speedway, and then trek along Brumley Forest Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chapel Hill trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Chapel Hill takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chapel Hill are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Durham.
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Durham

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham trip itinerary website.

Durham is just a short distance from Chapel Hill. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sun).
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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