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

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Currituck Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planner .

Charlotte to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Charlotte in May, you will find days in Kill Devil Hills are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Corolla, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Off-Road Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Attractions like North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and Roanoke Island Festival Park make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Manteo with a short trip to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rodanthe, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, experience the excitement of Jumpmasters Trampoline Park, relax in the rural setting at Island Farm, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Manteo planner .

Manteo is just a stone's throw from Kill Devil Hills. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buxton.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nags Head, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Jumpmasters Trampoline Park ©
Jumpmasters Trampoline Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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 5th (Fri): make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum and then kick back and relax at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Buxton trip planner.

You can drive from Manteo to Buxton in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Buxton are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buxton

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Frisco Beach, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Haulover ©
Haulover