10 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

10 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Massachusetts journey planner

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Provincetown
— 2 nights
Taxi to Hyannis, MA, Ferry to Nantucket
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Nantucket
— 2 nights
Ferry to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA, Bus to Edgartown
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Edgartown
— 1 night
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Barnstable
— 4 nights

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Provincetown

— 2 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, and then stroll through Race Point Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marconi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Provincetown online holiday builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Provincetown. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Nantucket.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Nantucket

— 2 nights
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Nobadeer. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach, stroll through Siasconset Beach, and then kick back and relax at Madaket Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantucket trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Provincetown to Nantucket in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Nantucket sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Edgartown

— 1 night
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Katama Beach/ South Beach and then take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edgartown trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Nantucket to Edgartown in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nantucket in September, Edgartown is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Barnstable.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Barnstable

— 4 nights
Barnstable is a city, referred to as the Town of Barnstable, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts and the county seat of Barnstable County. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Craigville Beach and Gray's Beach. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, get to know the fascinating history of Bass Hole Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Mashpee River Reservation, and stop by Mashpee Commons.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barnstable trip planner.

You can travel from Edgartown to Barnstable in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Barnstable sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night.

Things to do in Barnstable

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Massachusetts travel guide

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History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.