8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Nashville

1
night
Buxton, Hatteras Island

Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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Nashville to Buxton is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Buxton due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Buxton: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Buxton

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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 21st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then view the masterpieces at Over the Moon, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally stroll the grounds of British Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ocracoke trip planner .

Traveling by car from Buxton to Ocracoke takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Historic Sites Parks 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. Explore Manteo's surroundings by going to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe) and The Monument to a Century of Flight (in Kitty Hawk). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manteo trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Ocracoke to Manteo in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Manteo are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, The Monument to a Century of Flight
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

2
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see Off-Road Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Corolla trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Duck Town Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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