15 days in Outer Banks & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

15 days in Outer Banks & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Hatteras Island
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 3 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
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Hatteras Island

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hatteras Island: Ocracoke (Ocracoke Beach Fires & Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach), Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills) and Nags Head (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Dowdy Park).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hatteras Island vacation website.

Newark to Hatteras Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Newark in August, Hatteras Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manteo driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Corolla is known for wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, tee off at The Grass Course, cruise along Beach Jeeps of Corolla, and examine the collection at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Corolla tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online trip builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Corolla to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.