5 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Wilmington
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to MBS International Airport

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Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Trinity United Methodist Church (in Southport), Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash) and Sunset Beach Waterfront Park (in Sunset Beach). The adventure continues: take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, contemplate the long history of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, and wander the streets of Historic District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington itinerary builder website.

Midland to Wilmington is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Midland in February; daily highs in Wilmington reach 61°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manteo online vacation planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Manteo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Wilmington in February: highs in Manteo hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Morris Farm Market, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get engrossed in the history at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Corolla trip maker app.

Drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.