7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly
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Southport
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry to Swan Quarter, NC, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Chicago Midway

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Southport

Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Southport itinerary builder.

Chicago to Southport is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Southport is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Southport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Southport

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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night
Beaufort

Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shackleford Banks, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beaufort day trip site.

You can drive from Southport to Beaufort in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In June in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Beaufort

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

1
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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. On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the long history of British Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Ocracoke takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's lots more to do: hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and examine the collection at Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Corolla online vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Corolla takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. June in Corolla sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.