3 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

3 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Cod attractions planner

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Provincetown
— 1 night
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West Barnstable
— 1 night
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Provincetown

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach, then do a tasting at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, then kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Commercial Street, then appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and then head outdoors with Art's Dune Tours.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Provincetown driving holiday planner.

Boston to Provincetown is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Provincetown are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to West Barnstable.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

West Barnstable

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, contemplate the long history of Edward Gorey House, and then steep yourself in history at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the West Barnstable day trip planning app.

Getting from Provincetown to West Barnstable by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in West Barnstable sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in West Barnstable

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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.