12 days in Boston & Nantucket Itinerary

12 days in Boston & Nantucket Itinerary

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12 days in Boston & Nantucket Itinerary

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

8
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Race Point Beach and Long Point. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Corn Hill Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (in Concord) and Herring Cove Beach (in Provincetown). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, walk around Boston Common, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Boston travel app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Boston. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Cliff Walk, The Fairbanks House, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

3
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Surfside Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Jetties Beach. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, kick back and relax at Madaket Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nantucket journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Boston to Nantucket takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Boston in July, plan for slightly colder days in Nantucket, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Madaket Beach ©
Madaket Beach

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