5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Nags Head
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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Ocracoke
— 1 night

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bodie Island Lighthouse and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Family-friendly places like Back Country Safari Tours and First Flight Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Nags Head with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Corolla, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, trot along with Outer Banks Horseback, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nags Head trip planning website.

Durham to Nags Head is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Durham in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nags Head: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Back Country Safari Tours ©
Back Country Safari Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, stroll through Frisco Beach, and then kick back and relax at Haulover.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hatteras Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nags Head to Hatteras Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Haulover ©
Haulover

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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 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Beach Fires and then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke online tour planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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