15 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

15 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

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15 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hyannis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fall River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Concord
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Salem
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Cedar Rapids

3
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 explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through North End, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, explore the world behind art at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner .

Cedar Rapids to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Boston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
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 18th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod and then stroll through Cape Cod National Seashore. On the next day, stroll through Herring Cove Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and then stroll through Race Point Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Boston to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

2
nights
Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, then explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal, and finally steep yourself in history at Edward Gorey House. On your second day here, engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, steep yourself in history at Plymouth Rock, then contemplate the long history of Mayflower II, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sandwich Fish Hatchery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hyannis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Hyannis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hyannis are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fall River.

Things to do in Hyannis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth, Shining Sea Bikeway, Edward Gorey House, Cape Cod Canal
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

1
night
Fall River

Fall River ©
Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Fall River Heritage State Park, see the interesting displays at Battleship Cove, then take in the views from Charles Braga, Jr. Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Lizzie Borden House.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Fall River planning website .

You can drive from Hyannis to Fall River in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fall River are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Concord.

Things to do in Fall River

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
Battleship Cove ©
Battleship Cove
Fall River Heritage State Park ©
Fall River Heritage State Park

2
nights
Concord

Concord ©
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. On the 23rd (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, then browse the exhibits of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, then take in the history at Minute Man National Historical Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckman Tavern. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Whitehall State Park, then grab your bike and head to Nashua River Rail Trail, and then trek along Nashua River Rail Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Concord road trip planner .

Getting from Fall River to Concord by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Concord

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nashua River Rail Trail, Buckman Tavern, Nashua River Rail Trail, Lake Whitehall State Park
Highlights from your plan
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Minute Man National Historical Park ©

4
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
You'll explore and learn at The House of the Seven Gables and Peabody Essex Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Salisbury Rail Trail. Explore Salem's surroundings by going to 1634 Meadery (in Ipswich), Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, & more) and Tributary Brewing (in Kittery). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, admire all the interesting features of Pickering Wharf, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem trip planning site .

You can drive from Concord to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Salem, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Tributary Brewing, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nubble Lighthouse, 1634 Meadery
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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