10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Avon, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Carova
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Get some historical perspective at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Roanoke Island Festival Park. Step out of the city life by going to Jockey's Ridge State Park and Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nags Head trip itinerary builder site .

Charlotte to Nags Head is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Charlotte in June, you will find days in Nags Head are a bit cooler (82°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Avon.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, Parasailing & Paragliding, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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 2nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Haulover. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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You can drive from Nags Head to Avon in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Avon can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Avon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Buxton, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Frisco Beach
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Haulover ©
Haulover

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 (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, then contemplate the long history of Fort Ocracoke Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Beach, look for gifts at Books to Be Red, and then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Beach Fires.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke day trip planning website .

Drive from Avon to Ocracoke in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Carova.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

2
nights
Carova

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then kick back and relax at Carova Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carova trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Ocracoke to Carova in 4 hours. July in Carova sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carova

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Corolla
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

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