8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kure Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Whalehead in Historic Corolla and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Banks Reserve. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education and then kick back and relax at Carova Beach.

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

Washington DC to Corolla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Island Farm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, get engrossed in the history at Roanoke Island Festival Park, have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manteo road trip tool .

Drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. July in Manteo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kure Beach.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Outer Banks Old Time Photos, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
Kure Beach

Kure Beach ©
Kure Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina about 15 miles south of Wilmington. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Fisher State Historic Site, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium At Fort Fisher, then contemplate the long history of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, and finally take in the waterfront at Kure Beach Pier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kure Beach online journey planner .

You can drive from Manteo to Kure Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kure Beach

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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