8 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

8 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

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8 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lexington


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. Attractions like Frisco Beach and Hatteras Island Ocean Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, identify plant and animal life at Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve, kick back and relax at New Inlet, and step off the mainland to explore Shelly Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Frisco online trip itinerary builder .

Lexington to Frisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Lexington in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Frisco, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Buxton.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Hatteras Island Ocean Center
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Shelly Island ©
Shelly Island
Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center
Scotch Bonnet ©
Scotch Bonnet


Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Bring the kids along to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Haulover. Explore Buxton's surroundings by going to Salvo (Salvo Beach & Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, browse the eclectic array of goods at Buxton Seafood, and take in the exciting artwork at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Buxton trip website .

Buxton is just a stone's throw from Frisco. In July in Buxton, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buxton

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Avon, Salvo, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Avon Fishing Pier ©
Avon Fishing Pier