5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Hatteras Island
— 1 day
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Kitty Hawk
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a tour by water with Godspeed Charters, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, then stop by Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island trip builder website.

Durham to Hatteras Island is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 30th (Tue), look for gifts at Salty Paws Biscuits, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, and finally enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours, and finally get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Manteo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Manteo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kitty Hawk.
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Kitty Hawk — 2 nights

Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): soothe aching muscles at Village Yoga, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, and finally cruise along Beach Jeeps of Corolla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally stop by What the Shell.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kitty Hawk trip itinerary planner.

Kitty Hawk is very close to Manteo. In August in Kitty Hawk, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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.
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