10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Carova
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Avon, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Carova

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carova Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally hike along Currituck Banks Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, then contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and finally stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Carova online trip maker .

Dallas to Carova is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Carova due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, things will get a bit cooler in Carova: highs are around 87°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Carova

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Corolla
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club

2
nights
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Hammock Hills Nature Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach, then look for gifts at Books to Be Red, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Ocracoke Preservation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Beach Fires.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ocracoke trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carova to Ocracoke takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Avon.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

2
nights
Avon, Hatteras Island

Avon ©
Avon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County in the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salvo Beach, then view the masterpieces at Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC, and finally look for gifts at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Avon fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Ocracoke to Avon by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Avon are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Avon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Salvo, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Frisco Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC ©

3
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. Popular historic sites such as Bodie Island Lighthouse and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kill Devil Hills side-trips: Rodanthe (Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge & Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum). There's lots more to do: walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park, view the masterpieces at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Avon to Kill Devil Hills in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kill Devil Hills can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head, Manteo, Rodanthe, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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