9 days in Virginia Beach & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Beach & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Duck
— 1 night
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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Jacksonville
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach — 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to Flame of Hope Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Virginia Living Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally contemplate the long history of George Wythe House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach tour itinerary planner.

Pittsburgh to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Virginia Beach, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Duck.
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Duck — 1 night

Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for gifts at Duck's Cottage, and finally soothe aching muscles at Village Yoga.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Duck road trip planning app.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Duck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manteo.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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 (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Island Farm, stop by The Christmas Shop, then take a leisurely stroll along Nags Head Fishing Pier, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquina Beach. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manteo journey tool.

Traveling by car from Duck to Manteo takes an hour. September in Manteo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Hatteras Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Canadian Hole, enjoy the sand and surf at Salvo Beach, then examine the collection at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, then take a memorable tour with Godspeed Charters, and finally stop by Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. In September in Hatteras Island, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jacksonville.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Jacksonville — 1 night

Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): go for a walk through Lejeune Memorial Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammocks Beach State Park, and finally look for gifts at Candy Edventure.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jacksonville tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Jacksonville takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then examine the collection at Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, and finally stroll the grounds of Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip planning tool.

Drive from Jacksonville to Wilmington in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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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