7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive from emerald isle:  4​h 30​min
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Change things up with these side-trips from Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills road trip website .

Charlotte to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Charlotte in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Kill Devil Hills. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, Duck, Jockey's Ridge State Park, The Monument to a Century of Flight
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, take some stellar pictures from Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally stroll the grounds of British Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke road trip planner.

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Ocracoke in 3 hours. October in Ocracoke sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

3
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Manteo: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton) and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, appreciate the extensive heritage of Roanoke Island Festival Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan my day in Manteo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Manteo in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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