15 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Fly
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Duck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Swan Quarter, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hatteras Island
— 6 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Rochester

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Duck — 2 nights

Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Visit Carova Beach and Currituck Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Currituck Banks Reserve and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, walk around Sandy Run Park, take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Historic Corolla Chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Duck road trip tool.

Rochester to Duck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rochester in November: high temperatures in Duck hover around 61°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 3 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Bodie Island Lighthouse. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Island Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Dare County Arts Council, stroll around Dowdy Park, and get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Manteo trip planning site.

Getting from Duck to Manteo by car takes about an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.
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Ocracoke — 3 nights

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Springers Point and Ocracoke Beach. Bring the kids along to Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach and Hammock Hills Nature Trails. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of British Cemetery, visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Over the Moon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Stillwater Spa & Wellness.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ocracoke road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Manteo to Ocracoke takes 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Hatteras Island.
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Hatteras Island — 6 nights

Visit Salvo Beach and Frisco Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom and Canadian Hole. Explore Hatteras Island's surroundings by going to Kill Devil Hills (Sweetgum Swamp Trail, Avalon Fishing Pier, &more), Ghost Crab Quest (in Kitty Hawk) and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe).

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hatteras Island can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.
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