7 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
New Bern
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then kick back and relax at Carova Beach, and finally stop by Morris Farm Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Corolla trip tool .

Pittsburgh to Corolla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in September: high temperatures in Corolla hover around 84°F and lows are around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Morris Farm Market, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

1
night
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 2nd (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manteo tour planning website .

You can drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Manteo are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buxton.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Buxton, Hatteras Island

Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Frisco Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Salvo Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buxton driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Manteo to Buxton takes 1.5 hours. October in Buxton sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Buxton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Salvo Beach, Frisco Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

1
night
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
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 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, and then stroll the grounds of British Cemetery.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ocracoke tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Buxton to Ocracoke takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Foscue Plantation, shop like a local with Fine Art at Baxters, view the masterpieces at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, then see the interesting displays at New Bern Fireman's Museum, and finally explore the galleries of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Bern trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ocracoke to New Bern takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ocracoke in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in New Bern, with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Bern

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Foscue Plantation
Highlights from your plan
New Bern Fireman's Museum ©
New Bern Fireman's Museum
Foscue Plantation ©
Foscue Plantation

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