48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kitty Hawk
Drive:  1​h
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Manteo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Frisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Harkers Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Atlantic Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Surf City
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h
8
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Kitty Hawk
— 31 nights
End: Kitty Hawk

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Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then hike along Currituck Banks Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach, stop by Bacchus Wine and Beer Bistro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corolla vacation builder tool .

Kitty Hawk to Corolla is an approximately 1-hour car ride. May in Corolla sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Carova Beach ©
Carova Beach
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

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Nags Head

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 3rd (Thu), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, stop by Stop N Shop, and then admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nags Head trip planner .

Traveling by car from Corolla to Nags Head takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Coquina Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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Manteo

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and then take an in-depth tour of Roanoke Island Festival Park. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dare County Arts Council.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manteo route maker website .

Manteo is very close to Nags Head. In May, daytime highs in Manteo are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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Frisco

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Salvo Beach, stroll through Haulover, and then look for gifts at Lee Robinson General Store.

Make your Frisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Manteo to Frisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Frisco can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Harkers Island.

Things to do in Frisco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatteras Island
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Lee Robinson's General Store ©
Lee Robinson's General Store

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Harkers Island

Harkers Island ©
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Lookout Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, and then head off the coast to Shackleford Banks.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Harkers Island online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Frisco to Harkers Island. In May in Harkers Island, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Atlantic Beach.

Things to do in Harkers Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks
Cape Lookout Lighthouse ©
Cape Lookout Lighthouse

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Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach ©
Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hammocks Beach State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson Reserve and then tour the water at your own pace with Lookout Adventures.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlantic Beach journey planner .

You can drive from Harkers Island to Atlantic Beach in an hour. In May in Atlantic Beach, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Surf City.

Things to do in Atlantic Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rachel Carson Reserve, Hammocks Beach State Park, Lookout Adventures
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Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park
Rachel Carson Reserve ©
Rachel Carson Reserve
Lookout Adventures ©
Lookout Adventures

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Surf City

Surf City ©
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Topsail Boat Rental. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Surf City Pier, identify plant and animal life at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then stop by Topsail Island Trading Co.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Surf City sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Atlantic Beach to Surf City. In May, daily temperatures in Surf City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Surf City

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Topsail Boat Rental ©
Topsail Boat Rental
Surf City Pier ©
Surf City Pier

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Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
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. On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, and then look for gifts at Candyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ocracoke Pony Pens, then hike along Hammock Hills Nature Trails, and then stop by Styron's General Store.

Plan my day in Ocracoke using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Surf City to Ocracoke in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Surf City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ocracoke, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Styron's General Store ©
Styron's General Store

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Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk ©
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and Pettigrew State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Duck Woods Country Club and Sea Scape Links Golf Course. Get out of town with these interesting Kitty Hawk side-trips: Port O'Plymouth Museum (in Plymouth), Museum of the Albemarle (in Elizabeth City) and Somerset Place (in Creswell). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight, look for gifts at Super Wings, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and take a stroll through Scarborough Lane Shoppes.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kitty Hawk itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ocracoke to Kitty Hawk takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Duck, Creswell, Port O'Plymouth Museum, Museum of the Albemarle, Sanctuary Vineyards
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Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pettigrew State Park ©
Pettigrew State Park
Duck Woods Country Club ©
Duck Woods Country Club