5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks visit planner
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Philadelphia


Nags Head — 2 nights

Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School has been added to your itinerary. Explore Nags Head's surroundings by going to Corolla (Whalehead Club, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip planner.

Philadelphia to Nags Head is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In June, daytime highs in Nags Head are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Manteo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): experience rural life at Island Farm, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and then see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manteo trip itinerary builder tool.

Manteo is just a short distance from Nags Head. In June, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hatteras Island.
Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife

Hatteras Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Frisco Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hatteras Island can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Outer Banks travel guide

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.