8 days in Philadelphia & Nags Head Itinerary

8 days in Philadelphia & Nags Head Itinerary

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8 days in Philadelphia & Nags Head Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Nags Head
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape May Brewing Company and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll get in some beach time at North Wildwood Beach and Sunset Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Ocean City Beach (in Ocean City) and Cape May (Cape May Winery & Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lower Township, Ocean City, Cape May, North Wildwood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

4
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum. Visit Currituck Beach and Coquina Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nags Head: Carova Beach (in Carova) and Whalehead Club (in Corolla). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight, tee off at Nags Head Golf Links, and take a stroll through Scarborough Lane Shoppes.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nags Head travel route planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Philadelphia to Nags Head in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nags Head are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Duck, Rodanthe, Corolla, Coquina Beach, The Monument to a Century of Flight
Highlights from your plan
Carova Beach ©
Carova Beach
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Coquina Beach ©
Coquina Beach

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