9 days in Wrightsville Beach, Oak Island & Southport Itinerary

9 days in Wrightsville Beach, Oak Island & Southport Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Wrightsville Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Oak Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Southport
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach ©
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. On the 14th (Sun), pick up some local products at Motts Channel Seafood, stroll through Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier, take in the waterfront at Surf City Pier, and then examine the collection at Missiles and More Museum.

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Salt Lake City to Wrightsville Beach is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Wrightsville Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wrightsville Beach, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oak Island.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Surf City Pier, Missiles and More Museum
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Surf City Pier ©
Surf City Pier

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Oak Island: Holden Beach (in Holden Beach) and Museum of Coastal Carolina (in Ocean Isle Beach). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Ocean Crest Pier, kick back and relax at The Point, and visit a coastal fixture at Oak Island Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oak Island day trip planning app.

Getting from Wrightsville Beach to Oak Island by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Oak Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Southport.

Things to do in Oak Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Holden Beach, Museum of Coastal Carolina
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Haag and Sons Seafood ©
Haag and Sons Seafood
Oak Island Lighthouse ©
Oak Island Lighthouse
Museum of Coastal Carolina ©
Museum of Coastal Carolina

2
nights
Southport

Southport ©
Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southport: Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum (in Bald Head Island) and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (in Kure Beach). The adventure continues: visit Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, take a leisurely stroll along Southport Pier and RIverwalk, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Southport trip planner.

Southport is very close to Oak Island. In June in Southport, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Southport

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, Bald Head Island Beach
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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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