10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Gulfport
Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Nags Head
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Carova
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Scranton

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and Parasailing & Paragliding. Relax by the water at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Coquina Beach. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and experience rural life at Island Farm.

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Gulfport to Nags Head is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gulfport to Nags Head is 1 hour. When traveling from Gulfport in September, plan for slightly colder days in Nags Head, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, The Monument to a Century of Flight, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Coquina Beach
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Coquina Beach ©
Coquina Beach

1
night
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Hatteras Island Ocean Center, then head off the coast to Shelly Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Frisco online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Frisco takes 1.5 hours. In September in Frisco, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Island, Hatteras Island Ocean Center
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Shelly Island ©
Shelly Island
Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center

1
night
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. On the 7th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fort Ocracoke Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach Fires.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ocracoke route builder website .

You can drive from Frisco to Ocracoke in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ocracoke can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Carova.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

2
nights
Carova

Carova ©
On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Carova Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Dismal Swamp State Park, then look for gifts at Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts, and then cruise along Beach Jeeps of Corolla.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carova trip planning app .

Drive from Ocracoke to Carova in 4 hours. September in Carova sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carova

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Corolla, Dismal Swamp State Park
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Dismal Swamp State Park ©
Dismal Swamp State Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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