8 days in Outer Banks & Virginia Beach Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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Corolla
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Drive to Currituck, NC, Ferry to Knotts Island, NC, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
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Corolla — 5 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Back Country Safari Tours and Currituck Beach. Go for a jaunt from Corolla to Carova to see Carova Beach about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, play a few rounds at The Grass Course, identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Corolla road trip site.

Pasadena to Corolla is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Corolla when traveling from Pasadena in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 1st (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): meet the residents at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Outer Banks travel guide

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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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