8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kitty Hawk
— 1 night
Drive
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Rodanthe
— 1 night
Drive
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry to Hatteras Island, NC, Drive to Buxton
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Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Charlotte

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
We've included these beaches for you: Currituck Beach and Carova Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and Bodie Island Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, stop by Morris Farm Market, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along Currituck Banks Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla day trip planner.

Charlotte to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In October, daytime highs in Corolla are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, and finally look for gifts at Super Wings.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kitty Hawk route planning app.

Drive from Corolla to Kitty Hawk in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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Rodanthe

Rodanthe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rodanthe Pier. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, then make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Rodanthe Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rodanthe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kitty Hawk to Rodanthe takes an hour. Traveling from Kitty Hawk in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rodanthe, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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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 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach Fires, then view the masterpieces at Over the Moon, then steep yourself in history at British Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ocracoke trip planner.

Drive from Rodanthe to Ocracoke in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rodanthe in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Ocracoke. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Buxton.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Cemetery
British Cemetery
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Over the Moon
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Buxton, Hatteras Island

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 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Salvo Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, see the interesting displays at Frisco Native American Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Buxton journey planning website.

Getting from Ocracoke to Buxton by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Buxton sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buxton

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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