8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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

Step out of Hatteras Island to go to Rodanthe and see Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hatteras Island vacation planner.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hatteras Island, with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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Kill Devil Hills — 3 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Explore Kill Devil Hills' surroundings by going to Corolla (Back Country Safari Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hatteras Island in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kill Devil Hills: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): 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 take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Island Farm, then meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manteo day trip planner.

Manteo is very close to Kill Devil Hills. In January, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) 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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