5 days in Boston, Nantucket & Provincetown Itinerary

5 days in Boston, Nantucket & Provincetown Itinerary

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5 days in Boston, Nantucket & Provincetown Itinerary

Start: Boston
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Boston
— 1 day
Drive + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Provincetown
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
End: Boston

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Boston

Boston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, take a stroll through Beacon Hill, then take a stroll through Newbury Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Boston. In September in Boston, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

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nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Whaling Museum, then contemplate the long history of Greater Light, then examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, and finally look for gifts at Aunt Leah's Fudge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Episcopal Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobadeer.

Plan trip to Nantucket with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Boston to Nantucket takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Nantucket, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum ©
Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Nobadeer ©
Nobadeer

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Skaket Beach, get all the information you need at Salt Pond Visitor Center, then snap pictures at Uncle Tim's Bridge, and finally shop like a local with Left Bank Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Provincetown day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nantucket to Provincetown takes 3.5 hours. In September in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wellfleet, Atlantic Spice Company, Salt Pond Visitor Center, Skaket Beach
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Skaket Beach ©
Skaket Beach
Salt Pond Visitor Center ©
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Provincetown Town Hall ©
Provincetown Town Hall

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