15 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

15 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Swan Quarter, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Ferry to Swan Quarter, NC, Drive to Kill Devil Hills
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Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive
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Duck
— 3 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 3 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Lost Colony as well as Sail the Outer Banks - Tours. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Roanoke Island Festival Park will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Dare County Arts Council and Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts. Step out of Manteo to go to Hatteras Island and see Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens and stroll through Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manteo road trip planner.

Asheville to Manteo is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In March, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ocracoke

— 2 nights
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 12th (Thu), stroll through Ocracoke Pony Pens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Springers Point, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then take in the exciting artwork at Over the Moon.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ocracoke sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Manteo to Ocracoke in 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Kill Devil Hills

— 3 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wright Brothers National Memorial and Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church. The Bird Store and OBX Art Studio will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Nags Head Woods Preserve, play a few rounds at Sea Scape Links Golf Course, stroll through Sweetgum Swamp Trail, and get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. March in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nags Head

— 3 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Bodie Island Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom or Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Bear-Ology Black Bear Museum. Explore Nags Head's surroundings by going to Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (in Columbia) and Jim Catfish Hunter Museum (in Hertford). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and identify plant and animal life at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Nags Head holiday planner.

Nags Head is very close to Kill Devil Hills. In March, daily temperatures in Nags Head can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Duck.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Duck

— 3 nights
Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Duck Town Boardwalk has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Carova Beach, steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Duck trip itinerary tool.

Duck is just a short distance from Nags Head. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Duck

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · History Museums · 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.