8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 day
Ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Southport
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Maggie Valley
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Omaha

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Banks Reserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Corolla trip itinerary maker .

Omaha to Corolla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Omaha in October, with highs in Corolla at 76°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of British Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ocracoke trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Ocracoke takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Corolla in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ocracoke, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Southport.

Things to do in Ocracoke

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

1
night
Southport

Southport ©
Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. On the 9th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Oak Island Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Silver Coast Winery, and then kick back and relax at Holden Beach. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, visit a coastal fixture at Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Southport online trip builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Southport in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Southport are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Southport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Island, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, Holden Beach, Silver Coast Winery
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Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

2
nights
Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley ©
Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Soco Falls, take an in-depth tour of Mountain Farm Museum, and then hike along Max Patch. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cataloochee Valley, then stop by Mast General Store, and then take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maggie Valley travel route planner.

Getting from Southport to Maggie Valley by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Southport in October, with highs in Maggie Valley at 70°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mast General Store, Max Patch, Cataloochee Valley, Mountain Farm Museum
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Max Patch ©
Max Patch
Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley
Waterrock Knob
Waterrock Knob

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