8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

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Ocracoke

— 1 night
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Over the Moon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, then stop by Books to Be Red, and finally stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ocracoke trip builder tool.

Kalamazoo to Ocracoke is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ocracoke, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Hatteras Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Beach, then stop by Scotch Bonnet, then examine the collection at Hatteras Island Ocean Center, and finally cast your line with Godspeed Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Haulover, and then take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Island Farm, then get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and finally get in on the family fun at Full Throttle Speedway.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manteo trip planning website.

Drive from Hatteras Island to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally identify plant and animal life at Back Country Safari Tours. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.

To find out how to plan a trip to Corolla, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.

Roanoke Island travel guide

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Aquariums · Theaters · Dolphin & Whale Watching