18 days in Boston & Cape Cod Itinerary

18 days in Boston & Cape Cod Itinerary

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Boston
— 8 nights
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Sandwich
— 5 nights
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Provincetown
— 4 nights
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Boston — 8 nights

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 the less-touristy side of things at Boston Children's Museum and Wells Beach. Kids will enjoy Boston Public Garden and Good Harbor Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (in Wells), Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (in Newburyport) and Nantasket Beach (in Hull). The adventure continues: stroll through Front Beach, pause for some photo ops at Fishermen's Memorial Monument, step off the mainland to explore George's Island, and explore and take pictures at Charles River.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston travel route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Boston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Boston sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sandwich.
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Sandwich — 5 nights

Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Attractions like Shining Sea Bikeway and Seagull Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and The Jenney. Change things up with these side-trips from Sandwich: Colt State Park (in Bristol), Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole) and Horseneck Beach State Reservation (in Westport Point). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Craigville Beach, stroll through Old Silver Beach, admire the majestic nature at Pilgrim Memorial State Park, and pause for some photo ops at National Monument to the Forefathers.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sandwich trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sandwich can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Provincetown.
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Provincetown — 4 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Herring Cove Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Family-friendly places like Art's Dune Tours and Nauset Light Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cod Provincelands Trail, pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Provincetown planner.

You can drive from Sandwich to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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