8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Wanchese, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Rodanthe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
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Nags Head

— 2 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 16th (Sat), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then identify plant and animal life at Ghost Crab Quest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park and then make a trip to Nags Head Fishing Pier.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nags Head online tour itinerary planner.

Detroit to Nags Head is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Detroit in July, Nags Head is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 18th (Mon): tour by night with OBX Ghost Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, get all the information you need at National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and finally see the world from above with OBX Biplanes and Warbirds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manteo trip planning site.

Manteo is very close to Nags Head. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Wanchese.

Things to do in Manteo

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wanchese, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Wanchese is a census-designated place (CDP) on Roanoke Island in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wanchese vacation builder app.

Wanchese is very close to Manteo. July in Wanchese sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Wanchese

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Rodanthe

— 2 nights
Rodanthe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Rodanthe Pier and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rodanthe route planner.

You can drive from Wanchese to Rodanthe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Rodanthe, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Hatteras Island

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Rodanthe to Hatteras Island takes an hour. July in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. You will leave for Kill Devil Hills on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Kill Devil Hills

— 1 night
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 23rd (Sat), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then appreciate the history behind Monument to a Century of Flight.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills in 1.5 hours. In July in Kill Devil Hills, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
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.