8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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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 6th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get a dose of the wild on Ghost Crab Quest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park and then make a trip to Nags Head Fishing Pier.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nags Head trip itinerary tool.

Detroit to Nags Head is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nags Head when traveling from Detroit in June, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Your day by day itinerary now includes OBX Ghost Tours, National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Wed), take in the local highlights with OBX Ghost Tours, stroll through Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, get all the information you need at National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, then enjoy the sea views from 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 next day: 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.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Manteo trip maker app.

Manteo is just a stone's throw from Nags Head. June in Manteo sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wanchese trip app.

Wanchese is very close to Manteo. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Wanchese

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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 11th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Rodanthe Pier and then stroll through Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rodanthe trip maker.

You can drive from Wanchese to Rodanthe in an hour. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rodanthe can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You'll set off for Hatteras Island on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Rodanthe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Hatteras Island

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rodanthe to Hatteras Island takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Hatteras Island are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Kill Devil Hills

— 1 night
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 13th (Mon), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to a Century of Flight.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills itinerary app.

Drive from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Adventure · 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.