5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 day
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Swan Quarter, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cedar Island, NC, Drive to Asheville

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Corolla

— 1 day
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 26th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education and then kick back and relax at Currituck Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Corolla sightseeing planner.

Asheville to Corolla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Asheville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Corolla, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Island Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manteo online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Ocracoke

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ocracoke Preservation Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, then stop by Books to Be Red, and finally kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Manteo to Ocracoke in 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

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.