10 days in Manteo & Ocracoke Itinerary

10 days in Manteo & Ocracoke Itinerary

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Manteo
— 2 nights
Drive to Swan Quarter, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 7 nights

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Manteo

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, then enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally stop by Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Nags Head Dolphin Watch.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manteo trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Manteo. In August, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ocracoke

— 7 nights
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Get in touch with nature at Springers Point and Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Visit British Cemetery and Roanoke River Lighthouse for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocracoke: Belhaven Museum (in Belhaven), Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (in Columbia) and Plymouth (God's Creation Wildlife Museum, Bear-Ology Black Bear Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Portsmouth Village, take an in-depth tour of Ocracoke Preservation Museum, and stroll through Ocracoke Pony Pens.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Manteo to Ocracoke in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips