7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Carova
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Nags Head

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get in touch with nature at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Nags Head trip itinerary website .

New York City to Nags Head is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. September in Nags Head sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, then examine the collection at Hatteras Island Ocean Center, then stop by Scotch Bonnet, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Frisco vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Frisco takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Frisco can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Frisco

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatteras Island
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Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center
Scotch Bonnet ©
Scotch Bonnet
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum ©
Graveyard of the Atlantic 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. On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then expand your understanding of the military at Fort Ocracoke Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, and finally steep yourself in history at British Cemetery.

Make your Ocracoke itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Frisco to Ocracoke by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Ocracoke, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carova.

Things to do in Ocracoke

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

2
nights
Carova

Carova ©
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, trek along Currituck Banks Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carova Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stop by What the Shell.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Carova holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ocracoke to Carova takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carova

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Corolla
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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

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