8 days in Oak Island, Southport & Carolina Beach Itinerary

8 days in Oak Island, Southport & Carolina Beach Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Oak Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Southport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Carolina Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Oak Island

Oak Island ©
Oak Island is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oak Island: Museum of Coastal Carolina (in Ocean Isle Beach), Holden Beach (in Holden Beach) and Kindred Spirit Mailbox (in Sunset Beach). There's much more to do: stroll through Oak Island Beach, take in the waterfront at Ocean Crest Pier, and look for gifts at Haag and Sons Seafood.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oak Island trip planner.

New York City to Oak Island is an approximately 5- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Oak Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Southport.

Things to do in Oak Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of Coastal Carolina, Holden Beach, Kindred Spirit Mailbox
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Haag and Sons Seafood ©
Haag and Sons Seafood
Museum of Coastal Carolina ©
Museum of Coastal Carolina
Kindred Spirit Mailbox ©
Kindred Spirit Mailbox

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 16th (Tue): examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, do a tasting at Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room, then take in the waterfront at Southport Pier and RIverwalk, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Square Gallery. On the next day, examine the collection at Fort Johnston - Southport Museum & Visitors Center, stop by Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, then look for gifts at Bullfrog Corner, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Southport trip maker app.

Southport is just a stone's throw from Oak Island. In June, daytime highs in Southport are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carolina Beach.

Things to do in Southport

Museums Transportation Outdoors
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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach ©
Carolina Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Carolina Beach is known for adventure, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Kure Beach Pier, look for gifts at The Veggie Wagon, make a trip to Carolina Beach Boardwalk, and glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carolina Beach day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Southport to Carolina Beach takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carolina Beach

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kure Beach, Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Kure Beach Pier ©
Kure Beach Pier
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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