10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks sightseeing planner

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Corolla
— 1 night
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ocracoke
— 2 nights
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Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at Village Yoga, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip itinerary planning website.

Washington to Corolla is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington in July since evenings lows in Corolla dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 3 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Manteo is known for zoos & aquariums, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park, steep yourself in history at Island Farm, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manteo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Hatteras Island

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hatteras Island: Kill Devil Hills (Wright Brothers National Memorial & Mom's Sweet Shop) and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hatteras Island day trip site.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. In July in Hatteras Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ocracoke

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, and then stroll the grounds of British Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Springers Point, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then stop by Books to Be Red.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ocracoke trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · History Museums · 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.