5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Nags Head's surroundings by going to Corolla (Currituck Banks Reserve & Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight, get your game on at Life on a Sandbar, experience rural life at Island Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve.

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Charlotte to Nags Head is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. While traveling from Charlotte, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nags Head, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Nags Head

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Manteo, Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, The Monument to a Century of Flight, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Nags Head to Ocracoke takes 4.5 hours. In April in Ocracoke, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Ocracoke Preservation Museum ©
Ocracoke Preservation Museum

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