5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina tour planner

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Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive to Swan Quarter, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry to Cedar Island, NC, Drive to Wilmington
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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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.
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nags Head day trip planning app.

Oklahoma City to Nags Head is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Oklahoma City in June, plan for slightly colder days in Nags Head, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Ocracoke

— 1 night
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ocracoke online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Nags Head to Ocracoke takes 5 hours. June in Ocracoke sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step aboard Battleship North Carolina, take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington, and then admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion. On the next day, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the majestic nature at Carolina Beach State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Wilmington takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Wilmington are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
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.