9 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

9 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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9 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Avon, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jockey's Ridge State Park and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe) and Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, have some family-friendly fun at Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nags Head online trip itinerary maker .

Pittsburgh to Nags Head is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Pittsburgh in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nags Head, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Avon.

Things to do in Nags Head

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, H2OBX Waterpark, Parasailing & Paragliding, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Avon, Hatteras Island

Avon ©
Avon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, then steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and then stop by Scotch Bonnet. On your second day here, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier, and then kick back and relax at Frisco Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Avon online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Nags Head to Avon in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Avon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Frisco Beach
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Roanoke Island Festival Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and then admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch some excitement at Jumpmasters Trampoline Park, explore the striking landscape of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Manteo trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Avon to Manteo by car takes about an hour. August in Manteo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Jumpmasters Trampoline Park ©
Jumpmasters Trampoline Park

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