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 to Norfolk, Drive to Hatteras Island
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Knoxville

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Hatteras Island

— 2 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hatteras Island: Outer Banks Yoga (in Kitty Hawk), Kill Devil Hills (OBX Art Studio & Wright Brothers National Memorial) and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe).

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island travel planner.

Knoxville to Hatteras Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hatteras Island when traveling from Knoxville in May, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 3 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Manteo is known for zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, steep yourself in history at Island Farm, and take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Manteo day trip site.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Manteo by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Manteo sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, then take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk, and then stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Corolla travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.