7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Currituck Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Whalehead Club, then look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Corolla day trip planning app .

New York City to Corolla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
day
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. On the 18th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ocracoke day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Ocracoke in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In July in Ocracoke, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Holden Beach and Oak Island Beach. Visit Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum and Fort Fisher State Historic Site for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (in Kure Beach) and Surf City (Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center & Surf City Pier). There's more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Wilmington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Wilmington sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Surf City, Kure Beach, Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, Oak Island Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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