8 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Coast trip planner
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
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Wilmington — 2 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shamrock Sailing Adventures. Step out of Wilmington with an excursion to Oak Island Beach in Oak Island--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington, don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and stop by Historic District.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wilmington trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Newark to Wilmington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 27th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, and finally sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and then see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manteo road trip website.

Drive from Wilmington to Manteo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Wilmington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Manteo, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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: Frisco Beach (in Frisco), Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton) and Lee Robinson's General Store (in Hatteras). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planner.

Kill Devil Hills is just a stone's throw from Manteo. In August, daily temperatures in Kill Devil Hills can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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North Carolina Coast travel guide

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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.
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