6 days in North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Wilmington
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Nags Head
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic District and Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Sunset Beach Waterfront Park (in Sunset Beach) and Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, step aboard Battleship North Carolina, look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, and wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington.

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Paris, France to Wilmington is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Wilmington is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Wilmington hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Nags Head.
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Nags Head — 3 nights

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, learn about winemaking at Vineyards On The Scuppernong, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Morris Farm Market, then contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and then take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours.

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Traveling by car from Wilmington to Nags Head takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Wilmington in December, expect nights in Nags Head to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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