6 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast itinerary planner
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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Corolla — 1 night

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then admire all the interesting features of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Corolla online trip itinerary maker.

Detroit to Corolla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In June, Corolla is somewhat warmer than Detroit - with highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Manteo.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Island Farm, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours, and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manteo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Beaufort.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Beaufort — 1 night

Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 24th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with Crystal Coast Lady Cruises.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Beaufort road trip app.

You can drive from Manteo to Beaufort in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

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 25th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Wilmington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Wilmington are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Fun & Games · Spas

North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Lighthouses · History Museums · 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.