35 days in Galveston & Cape Cod Itinerary

35 days in Galveston & Cape Cod Itinerary

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Galveston
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Provincetown
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Hyannis
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Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galveston: League City (West Bay Common School Museum, Butler Longhorn Museum, &more), Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Baytown (Baytown Nature Center & Fred Hartman Bridge). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Strand, steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, find something for the whole family at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and browse the exhibits of 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Galveston is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Galveston: highs are around 88°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

League City, Texas City, Lake Jackson, Beaumont, Baytown
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Eastham (Coast Guard Beach, Salt Pond Visitor Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, admire the masterpieces at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Provincetown road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Galveston to Provincetown takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Galveston in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Provincetown, with highs around 63°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Wellfleet, North Truro, Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street

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Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hyannis: Falmouth (Shining Sea Bikeway, Spohr Gardens, &more), Chatham (Chatham Railroad Museum, Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, &more) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, trek along Cape Cod Rail Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hyannis trip planner.

Drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hyannis are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Falmouth, Chatham, Sandwich, Yarmouth Port, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises ©
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

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