12 days in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Itinerary

12 days in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Hyannis
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Hyannis
— 7 nights
Drive
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
Taxi to Hyannis, MA, Ferry to Oak Bluffs
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Oak Bluffs
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Nantucket
— 1 day
Fly

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Hyannis

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Explore Hyannis' surroundings by going to Falmouth (Old Silver Beach & Shining Sea Bikeway), Chatham (Atwood Museum, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, &more) and Plymouth (Plimoth Patuxet, Plymouth Rock, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, admire the majestic nature at Nickerson State Park, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial, and take a stroll through Main Street Hyannis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyannis trip planning website.

Philadelphia to Hyannis is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in June, with highs in Hyannis at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Provincetown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Sea Space Marine Discovery Center. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, then get interesting insight from Tours, then browse the collection at Provincetown Library, and finally stroll through Race Point Beach.

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You can drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katama Beach/ South Beach, and finally make a trip to Aquinnah Cliffs.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oak Bluffs day trip tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Provincetown to Oak Bluffs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Oak Bluffs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Nantucket.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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 6th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Brant Point Lighthouse, examine the collection at Whaling Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Cisco Brewers.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nantucket trip itinerary builder app.

Ride a ferry from Oak Bluffs to Nantucket in 2 hours. In July in Nantucket, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantucket

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites

Cape Cod travel guide

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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.

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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