2 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

2 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Drive to Swan Quarter, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
Ferry to Swan Quarter, NC, Drive to Kill Devil Hills
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Kill Devil Hills
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Nags Head
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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip planner.

Durham to Ocracoke is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Durham in November, Ocracoke is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Kill Devil Hills

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Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight and then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ocracoke to Kill Devil Hills by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. In November in Kill Devil Hills, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nags Head driving holiday planning app.

Nags Head is just a short distance from Kill Devil Hills. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks

Side Trip

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Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.