8 days in Atlanta & Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Atlanta & Outer Banks Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Manteo
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights



— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Step out of Atlanta to go to Stone Mountain and see Stone Mountain Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, and examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

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Nashville to Atlanta is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Atlanta is 1 hour. In April in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manteo.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, then make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Atlanta to Manteo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect nights in Manteo to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally look for gifts at Mom's Sweet Shop. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

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Kill Devil Hills is just a short distance from Manteo. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.