7 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

7 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

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7 days in Hatteras Island Itinerary

Start: Gainesville, Florida
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Gainesville, Florida


Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Buxton is known for historic sites, fun & games, beaches, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salvo Beach, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Buxton trip planner .

Gainesville to Buxton is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Gainesville in August, you will find days in Buxton are little chillier (86°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buxton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Avon, Frisco, Salvo, Hatteras Island Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Haulover ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore