7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry to Cedar Island, NC, Drive to Wilmington
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Relax by the water at Carova Beach and Currituck Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Back Country Safari Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, stroll through Currituck Banks Reserve, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Corolla online travel route planner.

Louisville to Corolla is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Hatteras Island

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, then examine the collection at Hatteras Island Ocean Center, and finally look for gifts at Lee Robinson's General Store.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hatteras Island trip planner.

You can drive from Corolla to Hatteras Island in 2.5 hours. June in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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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 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, then stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ocracoke road trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ocracoke can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cape Fear Museum, then admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington road trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Wilmington in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In June in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.