3 days in Nantucket & Cape Cod Itinerary

3 days in Nantucket & Cape Cod Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Massachusetts trip planner

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Nantucket
— 1 night
Drive
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Orleans
— 1 night
Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Phoenix

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Nantucket

— 1 night
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge.

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Phoenix to Nantucket is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Nantucket is 2 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for cooler days in Nantucket, with highs around 64°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Orleans

— 1 night
Orleans is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, which is co-extensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then visit a coastal fixture at Nauset Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skaket Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Orleans online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nantucket to Orleans in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.