8 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Southport
— 1 night
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Surf City, Topsail Island
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
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Nags Head
— 1 night

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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 15th (Sat): examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, paddle through the water with The Adventure Kayak Company - Day Tours, then look for gifts at Haag and Sons Seafood, and finally take an unforgettable tour with High Tide Helicopters.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Southport planner.

Sacramento to Southport is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in August, expect nights in Southport to be a bit warmer, around 70°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Surf City.

Things to do in Southport

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Adventure

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The Adventure Kayak Company - Day Tours ©
The Adventure Kayak Company - Day Tours
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport ©
High Tide Helicopters ©
High Tide Helicopters

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Surf City, Topsail Island

Surf City ©
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): walk around Soundside Park, zoom along the surf with Surf City Jet Ski Rentals, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Gathering Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Topsail Island Trading Company, then take a leisurely stroll along Surf City Pier, then sample the tasty concoctions at Salty Turtle Beer Co.., and finally brush up on your military savvy at Missiles and More Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Surf City day trip website.

Traveling by car from Southport to Surf City takes 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 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Surf City

Parks · Transportation · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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Soundside Park ©
Soundside Park
Surf City Jet Ski Rentals ©
Surf City Jet Ski Rentals
Missiles and More Museum ©
Missiles and More Museum

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
On the 18th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover, then stop by Scotch Bonnet, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with Equine Adventures, examine the collection at Hatteras Island Ocean Center, and then cast your line with Godspeed Charters.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hatteras Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Surf City to Hatteras Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Avon Fishing Pier ©
Avon Fishing Pier
Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center
Haulover ©
Haulover

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Island Farm, then take an unforgettable tour with Coastal Helicopters, then enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at The Christmas Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manteo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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Island Farm ©
Island Farm
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Coastal Helicopters ©
Coastal Helicopters

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head, get a dose of the wild on Ghost Crab Quest, and then take in the waterfront at Nags Head Fishing Pier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nags Head visit planner.

Nags Head is just a short distance from Manteo. In August, daily temperatures in Nags Head can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head ©
Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head
Ghost Crab Quest ©
Ghost Crab Quest
Nags Head Fishing Pier ©
Nags Head Fishing Pier

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