7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

7 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks journey planner

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Carova
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Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
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Carova

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach.

Plan trip to Carova with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Bristol to Carova is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bristol in May since evenings lows in Carova dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Carova

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Hatteras Island

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island online attractions planner.

Getting from Carova to Hatteras Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. May in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your 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 9th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, then look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manteo trip planner.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Manteo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Manteo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Manteo

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kill Devil Hills

— 3 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Family-friendly places like Jockey's Ridge State Park and Scarborough Lane Shoppes will thrill your kids. When in Kill Devil Hills, make a side trip to see Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg, approximately Jarvisburg away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial, relax and rejuvenate at A Sanctuary Massage, play a few rounds at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf, and sample the tasty concoctions at Weeping Radish Farm Brewery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills trip planning app.

Kill Devil Hills is very close to Manteo. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

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.