5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Denver

2
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Life On A Sandbar. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip itinerary builder site .

Denver to Nags Head is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Nags Head reach 75°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Coquina Beach
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Coquina Beach ©
Coquina Beach
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, then experience rural life at Island Farm, and then get engrossed in the history at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manteo online trip planner .

Manteo is just a stone's throw from Nags Head. In May, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Island Farm ©
Island Farm
Elizabethan Gardens ©
Elizabethan Gardens

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