8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers, Florida
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Fort Myers, Florida

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, then appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight, and finally take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Outer Barks, browse the exhibits of Whalehead Club, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills trip planner .

Fort Myers to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Myers in October, with highs in Kill Devil Hills at 72°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Corolla, Duck, The Monument to a Century of Flight, Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

2
nights
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 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, take some stellar pictures from Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, then get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach Fires, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to Ocracoke takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and finally find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manteo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ocracoke to Manteo takes 3 hours. October in Manteo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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