11 days in Cape Cod & Boston Itinerary

11 days in Cape Cod & Boston Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Ferry to Provincetown
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 5 nights


Provincetown — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marconi Beach and Race Point Beach. Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Provincetown side-trips: Eastham (Captain Penniman House & Coast Guard Beach). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Cod National Seashore. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, see the interesting displays at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Provincetown online vacation planner.

Detroit to Provincetown is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hyannis.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Hyannis — 2 nights

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cape Cod Maritime Museum, then view the masterpieces at McDermott Glass Studio, then get engrossed in the history at Mayflower II, and finally steep yourself in history at Plymouth Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiques Center of Yarmouth, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hyannis tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Boston.
Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Boston — 5 nights

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 of Fine Arts and Marginal Way Walkway are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Freedom Trail and Old State House for their historical value. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, wander the streets of Newbury Street, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder site.

Getting from Hyannis to Boston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Boston, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Cape Cod travel guide

Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.