5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Drive:  2​h
1
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hatteras, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Norfolk

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Go for a jaunt from Manteo to Rodanthe to see Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manteo tour site .

Norfolk to Manteo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hatteras.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and then examine the collection at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Manteo to Hatteras takes 1.5 hours. October in Hatteras sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Hatteras

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Frisco Beach, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum ©
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 27th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk, see Off-Road Tours, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip planner.

Getting from Hatteras to Corolla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hatteras in October since evenings lows in Corolla dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Duck Town Boardwalk
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Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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