7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Durham

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and Bellamy Mansion Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Wilmington and Franklin Square Gallery. Take a break from Wilmington with a short trip to Oak Island Beaches in Oak Island, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, take an in-depth tour of Cape Fear Museum, and learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary site .

Durham to Wilmington is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Oak Island Beach, Franklin Square Gallery
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Cape Fear Museum ©
Cape Fear Museum
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Franklin Square Gallery ©
Franklin Square Gallery

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 3rd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Roanoke Island Festival Park and then enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Island Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Wilmington to Manteo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Currituck Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Whalehead in Historic Corolla, then trek along Currituck Banks Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Carova Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Corolla online day trip planner .

Getting from Manteo to Corolla by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve
Parasailing & Paragliding

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