4 days in Boston, Cape Cod & Nantucket Itinerary

4 days in Boston, Cape Cod & Nantucket Itinerary

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Boston
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Provincetown
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Taxi to Hyannis, MA, Ferry to Nantucket
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Nantucket
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Boston — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary tool.

Detroit to Boston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Boston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Provincetown.
Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Provincetown — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Marconi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown itinerary planner.

Getting from Boston to Provincetown by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Nantucket.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Nantucket — 1 night

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 21st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobadeer and then steep yourself in history at Quaker Meeting House.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nantucket trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Provincetown to Nantucket in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.