15 days in Cape Cod, Acadia National Park & The Maine Beaches Itinerary

15 days in Cape Cod, Acadia National Park & The Maine Beaches Itinerary

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Hyannis
— 2 nights
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Provincetown
— 4 nights
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Acadia National Park
— 4 nights
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Ogunquit
— 4 nights
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Hyannis

— 2 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyannis: Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Nickerson State Park (in Brewster) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, kick back and relax at Craigville Beach, take an in-depth tour of Sandwich Glass Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hyannis online route planner.

New York City to Hyannis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Hyannis at 79°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Eastham (Coast Guard Beach & Salt Pond Visitor Center). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach, and make a trip to Commercial Street.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown online tour planner.

Getting from Hyannis to Provincetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Provincetown sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 4 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

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Traveling by flight from Provincetown to Acadia National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Provincetown in August since evenings lows in Acadia National Park dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Ogunquit

— 4 nights
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Orchard Beach (Palace Playland, Old Orchard Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ogunquit trip planner.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Ogunquit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.