7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks holiday planner

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



— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, then see the interesting displays at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then kick back and relax at Currituck Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip builder site.

Boston to Corolla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in Corolla reach 87°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally get in on the family fun at Full Throttle Speedway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, and finally take a tour by water with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manteo attractions planning site.

You can drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatteras Island

— 3 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Step out of Hatteras Island with an excursion to OBX Art Studio in Kill Devil Hills--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hatteras Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Outer Banks travel guide

Lighthouses · History Museums · 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.