6 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

6 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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6 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Carova
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Carova

Carova ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and then stroll through Carova Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Currituck Banks Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carova online trip maker .

New York City to Carova is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Carova hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Carova

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Corolla
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Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

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 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fort Ocracoke Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ocracoke trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Carova to Ocracoke takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ocracoke can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Visiting Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway, walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park, and enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nags Head itinerary planning website .

Drive from Ocracoke to Nags Head in 3 hours. May in Nags Head sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve ©

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