11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Drive:  1​h
1
Chapel Hill
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Willow Spring
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Kill Devil Hills
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Buxton, Hatteras Island
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Beaufort
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Charlotte
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Raleigh

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Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Downtown Chapel Hill, gain insight at University of North Carolina, and then admire the natural beauty at North Carolina Botanical Garden.

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Raleigh to Chapel Hill is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chapel Hill can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Willow Spring.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Botanical Garden ©
North Carolina Botanical Garden
University of North Carolina ©
University of North Carolina
Downtown Chapel Hill ©
Downtown Chapel Hill

1
night
Willow Spring

Willow Spring ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Willow Spring trip builder .

Traveling by car from Chapel Hill to Willow Spring takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Willow Spring are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Willow Spring

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area ©
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

1
night
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Corolla trip maker app .

Getting from Willow Spring to Corolla by car takes about 4.5 hours. June in Corolla sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Corolla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

few
hours
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

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Traveling by car from Corolla to Kill Devil Hills takes an hour. In June in Kill Devil Hills, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Buxton.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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hours
Buxton, Hatteras Island

Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. On the 27th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Buxton online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to Buxton takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Buxton

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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night
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manteo online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Buxton to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. June in Manteo sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stillwater Kayaks.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Bern online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Manteo to New Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Manteo in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New Bern: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Beaufort.

Things to do in New Bern

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stillwater Kayaks ©
Stillwater Kayaks

few
hours
Beaufort

Beaufort
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort road trip planner.

You can drive from New Bern to Beaufort in an hour. Traveling from New Bern in June, you will find days in Beaufort are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wilmington day trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Beaufort to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. You'll set off for Charlotte on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

4
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Norman North Carolina, U.S. National Whitewater Center and BB&T Ballpark. Change things up with a short trip to The Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Carowinds, see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte route site .

You can fly from Wilmington to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, The Lazy 5 Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
U.S. National Whitewater Center ©
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Lake Norman North Carolina ©
Lake Norman North Carolina

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