5 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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New Bern
— 1 day
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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New Bern

— 1 day
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Fine Art at Baxters, and then steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Bern vacation website.

Dallas to New Bern is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to New Bern. Traveling from Dallas in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in New Bern, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Hatteras Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Pelican Gallery, then stroll through Frisco Beach, and finally look for gifts at Scotch Bonnet. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Bern to Hatteras Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New Bern in June, you will find days in Hatteras Island are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial, stop by Mom's Sweet Shop, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at Vineyard Voyage, browse the exhibits of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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.