7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Charlotte

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Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Visiting Carova Beach and Coastal Kayak Touring Company will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Currituck Beach and Currituck Banks Reserve. There's still lots to do: stroll through Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Duck's Cottage, and visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Corolla travel planner.

Charlotte to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In September, daytime highs in Corolla are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and finally look for gifts at Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with Coastal Helicopters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, and then see majestic marine mammals with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manteo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Corolla in September, plan for slightly colder days in Manteo, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Hatteras Island

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Canadian Hole, enjoy the sand and surf at Salvo Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Shelley Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, then stop by Lee Robinson's General Store, and finally get outside with Godspeed Charters.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island route builder site.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · History Museums · 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.