3 days in Bourne Itinerary

3 days in Bourne Itinerary

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Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Drive to Buzzards Bay
Buzzards Bay
— 2 nights
Drive to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport


Buzzards Bay

— 2 nights
Buzzards Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. On the 28th (Fri), engage your brain at National Marine Life Center and then snap pictures at Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Pairpoint Glass Works, explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal, and then identify plant and animal life at Lyman Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buzzards Bay trip planner.

Philadelphia to Buzzards Bay is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in June, with highs in Buzzards Bay at 73°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buzzards Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Bourne travel guide

Bodies of Water · Bridges · Biking Trails
Bourne is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 19,754 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Bourne, please see the articles on Bourne (CDP), Buzzards Bay, Monument Beach, Pocasset, Sagamore, and Sagamore Beach.HistoryBourne was first settled in 1640 as a part of the town of Sandwich. It was officially incorporated in 1884, the last town to be incorporated in Barnstable County. It was named for Jonathan Bourne Sr. (1811-1889), whose ancestor Richard Bourne represented Sandwich in the first Massachusetts General Court and was the first preacher to the Mashpee Wampanoag on Cape Cod. The town lies at the northeast corner of Buzzards Bay and is the site of Aptucxet Trading Post, the nation's oldest store. It was founded by the Pilgrims in 1627 at a site halfway between the two rivers which divided Cape Cod from the rest of the state. It was out of this location that the Cape Cod Canal was formed, in order to save time and lives by eliminating the need to sail around the hazardous eastern shores of the Cape. Because of the canal, Bourne is now considered the "first" town on the Cape, as all three bridges (the Bourne, Sagamore and the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge) are located within the town. Most of Bourne is on Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay and Sagamore Beach being the villages that are on the mainland side with Buttermilk bay forming the western edge of the peninsula (cape) and the Bourndale Road forming the northern boundary to the cape.