10 days in Boston & Nantucket Itinerary

10 days in Boston & Nantucket Itinerary

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10 days in Boston & Nantucket Itinerary

Start: Boston
1
Boston
— 6 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Boston

6
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and USS Constitution Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Long Point (in Provincetown), Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach & Marginal Way Walkway) and Scituate Lighthouse (in Scituate). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, stroll around Boston Common, take a tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Boston travel itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Portsmouth International at Pease Airport and Bradley International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Salem, Provincetown, Newport, Ogunquit, Scituate Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

3
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Siasconset Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Whaling Museum, don't miss a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Madaket Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nantucket day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Boston to Nantucket in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Boston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nantucket, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jetties Beach ©
Jetties Beach
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

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