4 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

4 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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4 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 4th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight, and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manteo trip itinerary planner.

Charlotte to Manteo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Manteo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, The Monument to a Century of Flight, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

1
night
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Corolla Wild Horse Tours. On the 7th (Mon), trek along Currituck Banks Reserve, contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on Corolla Wild Horse Tours.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Corolla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Corolla are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Corolla Wild Horse Tours ©
Corolla Wild Horse Tours
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club

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