8 days in Oak Island, Wrightsville Beach & Southport Itinerary

8 days in Oak Island, Wrightsville Beach & Southport Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast travel route planner

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Oak Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wrightsville Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Southport
— 3 nights
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Oak Island

— 2 nights
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 photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oak Island trip itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City to Oak Island is an approximately 33.5-hour car ride. 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach

— 2 nights
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.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Southport

— 3 nights
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, don't miss a visit to Southport Marina, see the interesting displays at Old Brunswick County Jail Museum, and take an in-depth tour of North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Southport trip builder website.

Getting from Wrightsville Beach to Southport by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Southport are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Southport

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Transportation