5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

5 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

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Columbus
Fly:
10​h 30​min
Waves, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive:
3​h 15​min
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:
6​h 30​min
Columbus

2
days
Waves, Hatteras Island

Waves in an unincorporated community in Dare County, North Carolina, USA. On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, and then stop by Lee Robinson General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Waves itinerary planner.

Columbus to Waves is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Columbus in February, expect Waves to be somewhat warmer, temps between 53°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Waves

Beaches Parks Nature

Side Trips

Frisco Beach, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Lee Robinson General Store, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Lee Robinson General Store

3
days
Nags Head

Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Nags Head side-trips: Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, head outdoors with First Flight Adventure Park, and take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nags Head travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Waves to Nags Head takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Jockey's Ridge State Park
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