8 days in Cape Cod & Kennebunkport Itinerary

8 days in Cape Cod & Kennebunkport Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Cod & Kennebunkport Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h
1
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sandwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kennebunkport
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Provincetown

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Explore hidden gems such as Salt Pond Visitor Center and Cape Cod Provincelands Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Nauset Lighthouse (in Eastham) and Church of the Transfiguration (in Orleans). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, make a trip to Commercial Street, enjoy the sea views from Highland Light, and go for a stroll along the water at Provincetown Marina.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown travel planner.

Minneapolis to Provincetown is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Minneapolis in October since evenings lows in Provincetown dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastham, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Highland Light, Church of the Transfiguration
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Salt Pond Visitor Center ©
Salt Pond Visitor Center

2
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chatham Lighthouse Beach, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape Cod Beer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Sandwich Glass Museum, examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, examine the collection at Whydah Pirate Museum, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sandwich trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Provincetown to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Sandwich sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Sandwich

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hyannis, Cape Cod Canal, Whydah Pirate Museum, Chatham Lighthouse Beach, Shining Sea Bikeway
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Chatham Lighthouse Beach ©
Chatham Lighthouse Beach
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

2
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Agamenticus, and then see the interesting displays at Seashore Trolley Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, then explore and take pictures at Perkins Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kennebunkport route builder .

Drive from Sandwich to Kennebunkport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Sandwich in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Kennebunkport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Mount Agamenticus
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Seashore Trolley Museum ©
Seashore Trolley Museum
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Museum of American Art ©
Ogunquit Museum of American Art

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