7 days in North Carolina, Virginia Beach & Erie Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina, Virginia Beach & Erie Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Train to Cleveland Amtrak Station, Fly to Raleigh/Durham
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Drive to Currituck, NC, Ferry to Knotts Island, NC, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Erie
— 1 night

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Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then sample the fine beverages at Durham Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then admire the masterpieces at Gregg Museum of Art & Design, and finally walk around Pullen Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh trip website.

Erie to Raleigh is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Erie in March, expect Raleigh to be somewhat warmer, temps between 61°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, then take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, and finally trek along Currituck Banks Reserve.

You can plan Corolla trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Corolla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. March in Corolla sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Virginia Beach

— 3 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Virginia Beach: Williamsburg (Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Historic Jamestowne, &more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, trot along with a tour on horseback, and sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. In March in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Erie.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Erie

— 1 night

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stop by Pulakos Chocolates, cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, and then stroll around Presque Isle State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Erie trip planner.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Erie in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, Erie is slightly colder than Virginia Beach - with highs of 41°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

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.