14 days in Morehead City, Outer Banks & Charlotte Itinerary

14 days in Morehead City, Outer Banks & Charlotte Itinerary

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14 days in Morehead City, Outer Banks & Charlotte Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Morehead City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Avon, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Charlotte
— 2 nights
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Morehead City

Morehead City ©
Morehead City is a port town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Island Express Ferry Service and Hammocks Beach State Park. North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace and North Carolina Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Morehead City to New Bern to see Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Morehead City trip itinerary builder tool .

Charlotte to Morehead City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in June: highs in Morehead City hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Morehead City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaufort, New Bern, Hammocks Beach State Park, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Macon State Park
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Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

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. On the 12th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, then steep yourself in history at Fort Ocracoke Monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Ocracoke Preservation Museum, view the masterpieces at Over the Moon, enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit, and finally look for gifts at Books to Be Red.

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

Getting from Morehead City to Ocracoke by car takes about 4 hours. June in Ocracoke sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills online trip maker .

Getting from Ocracoke to Kill Devil Hills by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Avon.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve ©

1
night
Avon, Hatteras Island

Avon ©
Avon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, then see the interesting displays at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, then contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and finally stop by Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Avon trip planning app .

You can drive from Ocracoke to Avon in 2 hours. June in Avon sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Avon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Frisco Beach
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Frisco Beach ©
Frisco Beach
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum ©
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 17th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Manteo day trip app .

You can drive from Avon to Manteo in an hour. June in Manteo sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, do a tasting at Dennis Vineyards Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at The Lazy 5 Ranch. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Kings Mountain National Military Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Manteo to Charlotte takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manteo in June: highs in Charlotte hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 67°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kings Mountain National Military Park, The Lazy 5 Ranch, Dennis Vineyards Winery
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The Lazy 5 Ranch ©
The Lazy 5 Ranch
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©

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