6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, get active on the water at Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Corolla online tour planner.

Evansville to Corolla is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Evansville to Corolla, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Corolla are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Wilmington

— 3 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and The Veggie Wagon. Escape the urban bustle at Oak Island Beach and Carolina Beach State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Holden Beach (in Holden Beach) and Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (in Surf City). The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion, stop by Downtown Wilmington, and learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Wilmington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.