8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks sightseeing planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Carova
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lexington

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Nags Head trip planner .

Lexington to Nags Head is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nags Head when traveling from Lexington in June, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carova.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

2
nights
Carova

Carova ©
On the 3rd (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Beach Jeeps of Corolla, stop by What the Shell, then identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Currituck Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Carova Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally trek along Currituck Banks Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carova trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Nags Head to Carova in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Carova

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Corolla
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, and finally steep yourself in history at British Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ocracoke trip planning app .

Getting from Carova to Ocracoke by car takes about 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

1
night
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at New Inlet, view the masterpieces at Blue Pelican Gallery, then stop by Lee Robinson's General Store, then see the interesting displays at Hatteras Island Ocean Center, and finally kick back and relax at Frisco Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Frisco journey maker website .

Getting from Ocracoke to Frisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Hatteras
Highlights from your plan
New Inlet ©
New Inlet
Lee Robinson's General Store ©
Lee Robinson's General Store
Blue Pelican Gallery ©
Blue Pelican Gallery

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 7th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, admire all the interesting features of Island Farm, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, then look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salvo Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manteo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Frisco to Manteo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Salvo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Similar Plans

10 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Moseley, Outer Banks & Williamsburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Outer Banks & Plymouth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Raleigh, Outer Banks & Emerald Isle BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans