4 days in Lexington & Outer Banks Itinerary

4 days in Lexington & Outer Banks Itinerary

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Lexington
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Nags Head
— 1 night
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Lexington — 1 day

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lexington. In August in Lexington, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. You will leave for Nags Head on the 6th (Fri).
Museums · Shopping · Nightlife · Tours

Nags Head — 1 night

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Outer Banks Horseback, First Flight Adventure Park and Bodie Island Lighthouse. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, kick your exploration up a notch at First Flight Adventure Park, trot along with Outer Banks Horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nags Head travel planner.

Getting from Lexington to Nags Head by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lexington in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nags Head, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · History Museums · 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.