7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip maker

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Southport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Southport

Southport ©
Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Southport day trip app .

Chicago to Southport is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Southport due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Southport, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Southport

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Oak Island, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, Holden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Haag and Sons Seafood ©
Haag and Sons Seafood

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, then identify plant and animal life at Shackleford Banks, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Beaufort driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Southport to Beaufort takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Beaufort

Wildlife Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shackleford Banks, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks
Scuba & Snorkeling

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at British Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, and then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ocracoke online day trip planner .

You can drive from Beaufort to Ocracoke in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

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

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
You'll explore and learn at Parasailing & Paragliding and Currituck Banks Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education and Carova Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Stpre, and contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Corolla route builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Corolla in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. June in Corolla sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

Similar Plans

9 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in North Carolina & Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Oklahoma City & North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina & Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in South Carolina & North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans