16 days in Bar Harbor, Outer Banks & Decatur Itinerary

16 days in Bar Harbor, Outer Banks & Decatur Itinerary

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Bar Harbor
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carova
— 1 night
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Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Drive to Decatur
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Decatur
— 5 nights
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Drive to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Bar Harbor — 4 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visit Rockland Breakwater Light and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shore Path, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online trip builder.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kill Devil Hills.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills — 2 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Nags Head Woods Preserve, get a dose of the wild on Ghost Crab Quest, and then take in the waterfront at Nags Head Fishing Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills journey planner.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Kill Devil Hills in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Kill Devil Hills is a bit warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hatteras Island.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Hatteras Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then cast your line with Godspeed Charters, and then stroll through Frisco Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hatteras Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hatteras Island are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manteo.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Dare County Arts Council, and then see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manteo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carova.
Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Carova — 1 night

On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carova travel site.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Carova takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Decatur.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Decatur — 5 nights

Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and The Old State Bank are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Decatur side-trips: Carter House (in Franklin), Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge) and Nashville (Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum & Beer Tastings & Tours). There's lots more to do: stroll through Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, explore the stunning scenery at Dismals Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Wheeler Lake, and have fun and explore at Cook Museum of Natural Science.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Decatur online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carova to Decatur. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Decatur when traveling from Carova in September, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

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.