8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks planner
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Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Hatteras Island
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry to Swan Quarter, NC, Drive to Manteo
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hatteras Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, stop by Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Plan my day in Hatteras Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Atlanta to Hatteras Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Atlanta in October, Hatteras Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ocracoke.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Ocracoke — 1 night

Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 31st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then steep yourself in history at British Cemetery.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke trip planner.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manteo.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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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 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Island Farm, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Roanoke Island Festival Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and then admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Manteo online travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Manteo in 5 hours. October in Manteo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Kill Devil Hills — 3 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Currituck Beach, Whalehead Club, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, walk around Dowdy Park, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills holiday planner.

Kill Devil Hills is very close to Manteo. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
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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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