5 days in Outer Banks & Currituck Itinerary

5 days in Outer Banks & Currituck Itinerary

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Drive to Swan Quarter, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 1 day
Ferry
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Kitty Hawk
— 1 night
Drive
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Duck
— 1 day
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Ocracoke — 1 day

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, then get a taste of the local shopping with Over the Moon, then look for gifts at The Village Craftsmen, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Ocracoke Monument.

Plan a Ocracoke trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Durham to Ocracoke is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Durham in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Ocracoke. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Hatteras Island.
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Hatteras Island — 1 night

On the 7th (Fri), shop like a local with Blue Pelican Gallery, view the masterpieces at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, and then steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hatteras Island holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hatteras Island are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 1 night

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Dare County Arts Council, then take a tour of Roanoke Island Festival Park, then stop by The Christmas Shop, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manteo online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.
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Nags Head — 1 night

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Seagreen Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nags Head online visit planner.

Nags Head is just a stone's throw from Manteo. In October in Nags Head, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kitty Hawk.
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Kitty Hawk — 1 night

Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kitty Hawk trip itinerary planner.

Kitty Hawk is just a short distance from Nags Head. In October in Kitty Hawk, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 61°F at night. You will leave for Duck on the 10th (Mon).
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Duck — 1 day

Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and finally stop by Outer Barks.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Duck trip itinerary maker website.

Duck is very close to Kitty Hawk. October in Duck sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
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