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:  4​h 30​min
1
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Avon, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Explore Nags Head's surroundings by going to Corolla (Whalehead Club, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, & more) and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe). The adventure continues: stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nags Head online route planner .

Charlotte to Nags Head is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Charlotte in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nags Head, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Avon.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Avon, Hatteras Island

Avon ©
Avon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County in the U.S. On the 11th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and then look for gifts at Scotch Bonnet.

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Drive from Nags Head to Avon in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Avon can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Avon

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Scotch Bonnet ©
Scotch Bonnet

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 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, get great views at Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ocracoke online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Avon to Ocracoke takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive 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

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, then meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then relax in the rural setting at Island Farm, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Roanoke Island Festival Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and then admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manteo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Manteo in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Elizabethan Gardens ©
Elizabethan Gardens
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©

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