9 days in New Hampshire & North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in New Hampshire & North Carolina Itinerary

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North Conway
— 2 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Manteo
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oak Island
— 1 night
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Surf City, Topsail Island
— 1 night
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North Conway

— 2 nights
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Polar Caves Park and Settlers Green. Attractions like Kancamagus Highway and Glen Ellis Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of North Conway with an excursion to Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in Woodstock--about 1h 5 min away.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the North Conway trip planner.

Atlanta to North Conway is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in September; daily highs in North Conway reach 70°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Manteo.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Island Farm, visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and then get outside with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manteo trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from North Conway to Manteo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from North Conway in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Manteo: highs are around 79°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carova Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then kick back and relax at Currituck Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Corolla travel planner.

You can drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oak Island.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Oak Island

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Haag and Sons Seafood and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oak Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Corolla to Oak Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Surf City.

Things to do in Oak Island

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Surf City, Topsail Island

— 1 night
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a new perspective on nature at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Surf City online tour builder.

Travel from Oak Island to Surf City in 1.5 hours. In October in Surf City, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Surf City

Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.