Washington, which is the national capital, is situated 270 miles (435 kilometers) north of Hatteras, while Norfolk - Virginia Beach lies 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the north.
Why don't you spend some time exploring Hatteras? Start with a visit to the the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
From firmly-established, must-see spots to hidden gems slightly off the beaten path, Coastal North Carolina is crisscrossed with fabulous attractions. Two examples of places within a relatively short distance of Hatteras are Salvo, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, and Rodanthe, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest.
While you are staying in Hatteras, don't forget to visit Nags Head. Approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the north, this regional city is where you can find Jockey's Ridge State Park, Jennette's Pier and Tanger Outlet Center. Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nags Head Golf Links and Nags Head Fishing Pier are also well-worth investigating before returning to Hatteras.
Coastal North Carolina offers plenty of laid-back pursuits, such as shore fishing and cycling. When the weather is right, make like a local and head to the area's waterways for an afternoon of fishing or wind surfing.
The closest major airport, Craven Regional Airport, is located in New Bern, 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the west of Hatteras, so take that into account when booking your trip.