5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Manteo
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights


Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse and then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manteo road trip planning app.

Chattanooga to Manteo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, train, and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in April: highs in Manteo hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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), Godspeed Charters (in Hatteras) and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, stop by Mom's Sweet Shop, and take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills trip maker.

Kill Devil Hills is just a short distance from Manteo. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Outer Banks travel guide

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.