8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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 21st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier, then shop like a local with Blue Pelican Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Buxton tour itinerary maker .

Minneapolis to Buxton is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Buxton. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Buxton when traveling from Minneapolis in June, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Buxton

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blue Pelican Gallery, Avon Fishing Pier, Frisco Beach
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Avon Fishing Pier ©
Avon Fishing Pier
Blue Pelican Gallery ©
Blue Pelican Gallery

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 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at British Cemetery, kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ocracoke trip maker website .

You can drive from Buxton to Ocracoke in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ocracoke can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

3
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Get some historical perspective at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and Wright Brothers National Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Jumpmasters Trampoline Park. When in Manteo, make a side trip to see H2OBX Waterpark in Powells Point, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manteo tour planning app .

Getting from Ocracoke to Manteo by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, H2OBX Waterpark, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
H2OBX Waterpark ©
H2OBX Waterpark
Jumpmasters Trampoline Park ©
Jumpmasters Trampoline Park

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then look for gifts at What the Shell, and finally stroll through Carova Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Currituck Banks Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Corolla travel planning site .

Drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Corolla are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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