6 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

6 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Manteo
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Manteo tour itinerary planner.

Milwaukee to Manteo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Manteo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milwaukee in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Manteo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hatteras Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Godspeed Charters, and finally stop by Lee Robinson's General Store.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hatteras Island trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hatteras Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Kill Devil Hills

— 3 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kids will appreciate attractions like Back Country Safari Tours and Off-Road Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Beach Jeeps of Corolla, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take a leisurely stroll along Nags Head Fishing Pier, and contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.