5 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

5 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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5 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Falmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sandwich
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
End: Tampa

1
night
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Battleship Cove, contemplate the long history of Lizzie Borden House, then identify plant and animal life at Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, and finally look for gifts at Milk and Honey Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Highfield Hall & Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, then grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Nobska Point Lighthouse.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Falmouth trip planner.

Tampa to Falmouth is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in August, expect Falmouth to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tiverton, Fall River
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Shining Sea Bikeway ©
Shining Sea Bikeway
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
Battleship Cove ©
Battleship Cove

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then view the masterpieces at Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Provincetown driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Falmouth to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marconi Beach
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Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

1
night
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, contemplate the long history of Mayflower II, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sandwich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Sandwich, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Plymouth
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Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

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