8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park, have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and look for gifts at Mom's Sweet Shop.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills holiday builder tool .

Philadelphia to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 48°F in Kill Devil Hills. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Buxton.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, Duck Town Boardwalk, Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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 6th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and then stop by Lee Robinson's General Store.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Buxton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to Buxton takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Buxton are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Buxton

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lee Robinson's General Store, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Lee Robinson's General Store ©
Lee Robinson's General Store

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally stroll the grounds of British Cemetery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ocracoke vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Buxton to Ocracoke takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Historic Sites Outdoors 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Manteo: Rodanthe (Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum & Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, experience rural life at Island Farm, and stop by The Christmas Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manteo road trip planning site .

You can drive from Ocracoke to Manteo in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nags Head, Rodanthe, North Pond Trail
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Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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