10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

10 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
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Corolla

— 3 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Change things up with a short trip to Carova Beach in Carova (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Corolla trip planner.

Charlotte to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 16th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and finally find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway.

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Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In October in Manteo, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Hatteras Island

— 1 night
On the 18th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier, stroll through Frisco Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Kill Devil Hills

— 3 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 19th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument to a Century of Flight, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, and finally stop by Mom's Sweet Shop. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally play a few rounds at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. In October in Kill Devil Hills, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Outer Banks travel guide

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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.