7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Dallas
car:  13 h 30 min
1
Oak Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
2
Ocracoke
— 1 day
Ferry + Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Corolla
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Dallas

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Oak Island

Oak Island ©
Oak Island is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Holden Beach, stop by Haag and Sons Seafood, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oak Island trip planner .

Dallas to Oak Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Oak Island. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Oak Island, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Oak Island

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Holden Beach
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Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Haag and Sons Seafood ©
Haag and Sons Seafood

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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 9th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and then stroll the grounds of British Cemetery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ocracoke sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Oak Island to Ocracoke with the Route module. In June in Ocracoke, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

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

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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 10th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then hike along Currituck Banks Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Corolla online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ocracoke to Corolla by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Highlands.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Carova Beach
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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, then admire the sheer force of Silver Run Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Whitewater Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Glen Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Highlands trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Corolla to Highlands takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Corolla in June, expect Highlands to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitewater Falls, Silver Run Falls, Whiteside Mountain
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Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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