4 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

4 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Chicago Midway

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Nags Head

— 2 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Venture out of the city with trips to Corolla (Back Country Safari Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, look for gifts at Salty Paws Biscuits, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nags Head vacation site.

Chicago to Nags Head is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Nags Head hover around 72°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hatteras Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hatteras Island online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nags Head to Hatteras Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hatteras Island are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.