8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks holiday 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
4
Rodanthe
— 2 nights
Drive
5
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get a new perspective on things 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 next day: walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park and then make a trip to Nags Head Fishing Pier.

Plan my day in Nags Head using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Detroit to Nags Head is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in November, with highs in Nags Head at 61°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 19th (Fri), join in the after-dark buzz at 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, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, and finally push the limits with OBX Biplanes and Warbirds. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and then see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manteo trip maker website.

Manteo is very close to Nags Head. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough 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. On the 21st (Sun), get outside with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Wanchese tour itinerary app.

Wanchese is just a short distance from Manteo. In November in Wanchese, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Wanchese

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Rodanthe Pier and then identify plant and animal life at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rodanthe trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Wanchese to Rodanthe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Wanchese in November, Rodanthe is slightly colder at night with lows of 41°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Beaches · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Hatteras Island

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island travel route planner.

Drive from Rodanthe to Hatteras Island in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hatteras Island when traveling from Rodanthe in November, with lows around 49°F. You will leave for Kill Devil Hills on the 23rd (Tue).

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 24th (Wed), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to a Century of Flight.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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.