15 days in Boston & Cape Cod Itinerary

15 days in Boston & Cape Cod Itinerary

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Boston
— 4 nights
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Provincetown
— 4 nights
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Sandwich
— 6 nights
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Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Durham

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Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

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.
Get some cultural insight at International Tennis Hall of Fame and Adams National Historical Park. You'll explore and learn at Newport Car Museum and Buckman Tavern. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Newport), Concord (The Robbins House & Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House) and World's End (in Hingham). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Castle Island, get engrossed in the history at Hancock-Clarke House, take a stroll through Back Bay, and shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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Durham, UK to Boston is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in August, things will get a bit warmer in Boston: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Provincetown

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and First Encounter Beach are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Herring Cove Beach and Cape Cod National Seashore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Provincetown: Eastham (Captain Penniman House, Coast Guard Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, browse the collection at Provincetown Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cod Provincelands Trail.

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Getting from Boston to Provincetown by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandwich

— 6 nights
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore New Bedford Whaling Museum and Plimoth Patuxet. Nobska Point Lighthouse and Burial Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sandwich: Seamen's Bethel (in New Bedford) and Seagull Beach (in West Yarmouth). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at National Monument to the Forefathers, take an in-depth tour of Pilgrim Hall Museum, explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brewster Gardens.

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Drive from Provincetown to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Sandwich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.