7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Buffalo

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Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 18th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then don't miss a visit to Historic Corolla Village, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corolla tour site.

Buffalo to Corolla is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Buffalo in April, expect Corolla to be a bit warmer, temps between 70°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and finally admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manteo planning website.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Hatteras Island

— 3 nights
Explore Hatteras Island's surroundings by going to Kill Devil Hills (Mom's Sweet Shop & Wright Brothers National Memorial) and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.