5 days in Knotts Island & Nags Head Itinerary

5 days in Knotts Island & Nags Head Itinerary

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5 days in Knotts Island & Nags Head Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  4​h
Knotts Island
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Nags Head
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

Knotts Island

Knotts Island
Knotts Island is a marshy island and a small unincorporated community. On the 25th (Wed), do a tasting at Martin Farm and Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Knotts Island itinerary planning site .

Washington DC to Knotts Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Knotts Island


Nags Head

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.
Visit Carova Beach and Coquina Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Nags Head side-trips: Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Currituck Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nags Head trip planner .

Drive from Knotts Island to Nags Head in 2 hours. In July in Nags Head, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Manteo, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Carova Beach, Coquina Beach
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Jennette's Pier ©
Jennette's Pier
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Coquina Beach ©
Coquina Beach