4 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

4 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Hatteras, Hatteras Island
— 1 day
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Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
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Hatteras, Hatteras Island

— 1 day
Hatteras is an unincorporated village and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on the Outer Banks island of Hatteras, at its extreme southwestern tip. You've now added Family Water Adventures to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), add some fun to your beach time Family Water Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, then look for gifts at Harbor House Seafood Market, then shop like a local with Blue Pelican Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at New Inlet.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hatteras itinerary planning website.

Macon to Hatteras is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Macon in July, you will find days in Hatteras are a bit cooler (86°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Buxton.

Things to do in Hatteras

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Buxton, Hatteras Island

— 1 night
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover, and then kick back and relax at Shelley Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buxton trip planner.

Buxton is just a short distance from Hatteras. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Buxton

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Nags Head

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue), kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Mom's Sweet Shop. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nags Head trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buxton to Nags Head takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Nags Head are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Adventure · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.