7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): cast your line with Stormy Petrel Charters, stop by Buxton Village Books, and then contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hatteras Island route maker 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. Traveling from Durham in January, Hatteras Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kill Devil Hills.
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Kill Devil Hills — 3 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Change things up with these side-trips from Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Corolla Yoga, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Nags Head Woods Preserve, and stop by T W's Bait & Tackle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Hatteras Island, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kill Devil Hills, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by The Christmas Shop, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Island Farm, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manteo online trip planner.

Manteo is very close to Kill Devil Hills. In January, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough 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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