47 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

47 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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47 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Rodanthe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Hatteras, Hatteras Island
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ocracoke
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Corolla
— 11 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Norfolk

6
nights
Rodanthe

Rodanthe ©
Rodanthe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Rodanthe is known for beaches and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the exciting artwork at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, and take a leisurely stroll along Rodanthe Pier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rodanthe day trip planner .

Norfolk to Rodanthe is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Rodanthe are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off toHatteras.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatteras Island
Highlights from your plan

9
nights
Hatteras, Hatteras Island

Hatteras ©
Hatteras is an unincorporated village and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on the Outer Banks island of Hatteras, at its extreme southwestern tip. Venture out of the city with trips to Haulover (in Buxton) and Salvo (Salvo Beach & Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, head off the coast to Shelly Island, and take in the exciting artwork at Blue Pelican Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatteras attractions site .

Traveling by car from Rodanthe to Hatteras takes an hour. Traveling from Rodanthe in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 47°F in Hatteras. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hatteras Island
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center
Blue Pelican Gallery ©
Blue Pelican Gallery

9
nights
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
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. Ocracoke is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, take in the waterfront activity at Anchorage Marina, get great views at Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, and view the masterpieces at Over the Moon.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ocracoke trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hatteras to Ocracoke takes 1.5 hours. December in Ocracoke sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. You will leave for Manteo on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

11
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Venture out of the city with trips to The Pointe Golf Club (in Powells Point) and Kitty Hawk (The Monument to a Century of Flight, Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, step aboard Roanoke Island Festival Park, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manteo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Manteo in 3 hours. In January in Manteo, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, North Pond Trail, The Pointe Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

11
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Get out of town with these interesting Corolla side-trips: Carova Beach (in Carova), Duck Woods Country Club (in Kitty Hawk) and Sweetgum Swamp Trail (in Kill Devil Hills). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Historic Corolla Chapel, and look for gifts at Miss Kitty's Old Time Photo and Gifts.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corolla sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. January in Corolla sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 32°F at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Duck, Duck Woods Country Club, Carova Beach, Sweetgum Swamp Trail
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours