11 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

11 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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11 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Change things up with a short trip to Carova Beach in Carova (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Corolla trip planner .

Charlotte to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Duck, Carova Beach
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Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manteo: Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge (in Rodanthe) and The Monument to a Century of Flight (in Kitty Hawk). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manteo online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, The Monument to a Century of Flight
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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
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 24th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, then shop like a local with Over the Moon, and finally steep yourself in history at British Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, then stop by Books to Be Red, and finally stroll through Ocracoke Beach Fires.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ocracoke online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Manteo to Ocracoke takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Buxton.

Things to do in Ocracoke

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

3
nights
Buxton, Hatteras Island

Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Take a break from Buxton with a short trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Avon Fishing Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover, and see the interesting displays at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buxton travel route planning website .

You can drive from Ocracoke to Buxton in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buxton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Avon, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, Frisco Beach
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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