7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry to Swan Quarter, NC, Drive to Durham

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Corolla — 2 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carova Beach and Currituck Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Vineyard Voyage and Scarborough Lane Shoppes. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, soothe aching muscles at Village Yoga, stop by Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Corolla Chapel.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Corolla journey maker.

Durham to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 1 night

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manteo trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hatteras Island.
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Hatteras Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Salvo Beach and then kick back and relax at Canadian Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts, then kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, and then see what you can catch with Godspeed Charters.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ocracoke.
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Ocracoke — 1 night

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 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of British Cemetery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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