5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Hatteras Island
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Hatteras Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Reagan Washington

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Hatteras Island

On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, stroll through Frisco Beach, and then look for gifts at Scotch Bonnet.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hatteras Island trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC to Hatteras Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In September in Hatteras Island, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, see the world from above with Coastal Helicopters, and then see majestic marine mammals with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manteo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Manteo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): find your balance on the water with Coastal Explorations, then see Off-Road Tours, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, then whizz through the canopy at Corolla Adventure Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Corolla road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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.