8 days in Oak Island, Wrightsville Beach & Southport Itinerary

8 days in Oak Island, Wrightsville Beach & Southport Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Oak Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Wrightsville Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Southport
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Salt Lake 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. On the 13th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Ocean Crest Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: try for a hole-in-one at Jungle Golf, kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach, then stop by Haag and Sons Seafood, and finally take in the waterfront at Oak Island Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oak Island trip itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City to Oak Island is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in June: highs in Oak Island hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wrightsville Beach.

Things to do in Oak Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach Waterfront Park
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Sunset Beach Waterfront Park ©
Sunset Beach Waterfront Park
Haag and Sons Seafood ©
Haag and Sons Seafood
Museum of Coastal Carolina ©
Museum of Coastal Carolina

2
nights
Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach ©
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. On the 16th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Surf City Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Motts Channel Seafood, get engrossed in the history at Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, then take a leisurely stroll along Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Wrightsville Beach travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Oak Island to Wrightsville Beach in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Wrightsville Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Southport.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Surf City Pier
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Surf City Pier ©
Surf City Pier

3
nights
Southport

Southport ©
Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Southport is known for museums, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, see the interesting displays at Fort Johnston - Southport Museum & Visitors Center, make a trip to Trinity United Methodist Church, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Southport online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Wrightsville Beach to Southport in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Southport are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Southport

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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