8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Southport
— 2 nights
2
Beaufort
— 3 nights
3
Corolla
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 9th (Mon): stop by The Veggie Wagon. On the next day, kick back and relax at Holden Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Southport road trip app.

Minneapolis to Southport is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Minneapolis to Southport, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in September; daily highs in Southport reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Southport

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Oak Island, Holden Beach, Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, The Veggie Wagon, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum ©
Oak Island Lighthouse ©
Oak Island Lighthouse
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

3
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Lookout Lighthouse and British Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Springers Point and Pirates Chest. Explore Beaufort's surroundings by going to Cape Lookout National Seashore (in Harkers Island) and Ocracoke (Fort Ocracoke Monument & Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach). The adventure continues: make a trip to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Beaufort tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Southport to Beaufort in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In September in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ocracoke, Harkers Island
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout Lighthouse ©
Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Carova Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Whalehead Club, then look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then look for gifts at Morris Farm Market.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Corolla trip planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Corolla in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Carova Beach, Morris Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club

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