6 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Make it your trip
Bus to Charlotte, Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Hatteras Island
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights


Hatteras Island — 1 night

On the 1st (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, then stop by Lee Robinson's General Store, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Avon Fishing Pier.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hatteras Island itinerary builder.

Asheville to Hatteras Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Asheville in May, Hatteras Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.
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Kill Devil Hills — 3 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Back Country Safari Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more) and North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (in Manteo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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North Carolina Coast travel guide

Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.