7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Fayetteville
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Southport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Surf City, Topsail Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Fayetteville

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 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at The Christmas House, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Bald Head Island Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Square Gallery, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally browse for treasures at The Hoarders.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Southport trip itinerary maker tool .

Fayetteville to Southport is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. When traveling from Fayetteville in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Southport: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Surf City.

Things to do in Southport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Island, Bald Head Island Beach
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The Christmas House ©
The Christmas House
Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room ©
Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room
Spas

2
nights
Surf City, Topsail Island

Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Quarter Moon Books & Gifts, then shop like a local with Seacoast Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Salty Turtle Beer Co.., then head off the coast to Topsail Island, then learn about all things military at Missiles and More Museum, and finally get your game on at Shipwreck Point Golf.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Surf City trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Southport to Surf City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Surf City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Topsail Beach
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Spas
Quarter Moon Books & Gifts ©
Quarter Moon Books & Gifts

1
night
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, take a memorable tour with Tours, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stop by The Christmas Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manteo travel route planner.

Drive from Surf City to Manteo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. August in Manteo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Christmas Shop ©
The Christmas Shop

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 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Corolla Chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Beach Jeeps of Corolla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Duck's Cottage, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Corolla travel route planner .

You can drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Duck, Carova Beach
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Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Duck's Cottage ©
Duck's Cottage
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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