8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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

1
night
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Roanoke Island Festival Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manteo trip website .

Charlotte to Manteo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In July, daytime highs in Manteo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Buxton.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum
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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Pelican Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buxton trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Manteo to Buxton takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Buxton are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Buxton

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Frisco Beach
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, then steep yourself in history at Fort Ocracoke Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ocracoke travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buxton to Ocracoke in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

4
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Kill Devil Hills side-trips: Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Currituck Beach, & more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and tee off at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills route planner.

Traveling by car from Ocracoke to Kill Devil Hills takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Duck
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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