9 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

9 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Island Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Jumpmasters Trampoline Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manteo online itinerary planner.

Columbus to Manteo is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in June, Manteo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Nags Head
Highlights from your plan
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island ©
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
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. On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Over the Moon, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach Fires.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip builder.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Ocracoke takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
Over the Moon ©
Over the Moon

2
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Avon Fishing Pier, contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, and finally stop by Lee Robinson's General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hatteras Island visit planner.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island in 2 hours. In June in Hatteras Island, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Avon Fishing Pier ©
Avon Fishing Pier

3
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Kill Devil Hills side-trips: Corolla (Currituck Banks Reserve, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, take in the waterfront at Nags Head Fishing Pier, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

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