8 days in Nashville & Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Nashville & Outer Banks Itinerary

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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Austin

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Nashville — 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green), Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park) and South Central Kentucky Cultural Center (in Glasgow). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, visit Downtown Nashville, and see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Austin to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in May; daily highs in Nashville reach 80°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kill Devil Hills.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills — 2 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sweetgum Swamp Trail, explore the galleries of Wright Brothers National Memorial, delve into the lush surroundings at Nags Head Woods Preserve, stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, then tee off at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally look for gifts at Salty Paws Biscuits.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills day trip planning website.

Fly from Nashville to Kill Devil Hills in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Kill Devil Hills. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kill Devil Hills, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manteo.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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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 31st (Wed): look for gifts at The Christmas Shop and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, steep yourself in history at Island Farm, sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manteo trip itinerary builder app.

Manteo is very close to Kill Devil Hills. In May in Manteo, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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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