8 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

8 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

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8 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City


Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Visit Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Haulover for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at North Pond Trail and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Venture out of the city with trips to Salvo (Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC & Salvo Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, stroll through Buxton Woods Nature Trail, hunt for treasures at Buxton Seafood, and take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Buxton online trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Buxton is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Buxton can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buxton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Salvo, Avon, Frisco, Hatteras Island Ocean Center
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Frisco Beach ©
Frisco Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing