8 days in Charleston & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

8 days in Charleston & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Jacksonville
— 1 night
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston online driving holiday planner.

Washington to Charleston is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. In April, Charleston is somewhat warmer than Washington - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Jacksonville

— 1 night
Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial, sample the fine beverages at Walton's Distillery, take in the pleasant sights at Lejeune Memorial Gardens, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally look for gifts at Candy Edventure.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jacksonville trip builder.

You can drive from Charleston to Jacksonville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, and finally look for gifts at Mom's Sweet Shop. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, and finally take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip planning tool.

Drive from Jacksonville to Kill Devil Hills in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Jacksonville in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Kill Devil Hills, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Historic Sites · Lighthouses · Piers & Boardwalks
Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.