5 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

5 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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Train to White Plains, Fly to Provincetown
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Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Cape Cod National Seashore. Get out of town with these interesting Provincetown side-trips: Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center, Nauset Light Beach, &more) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). The adventure continues: stroll through Race Point Beach, make a trip to Commercial Street, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Provincetown is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In September, Provincetown is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips


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Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Hoxie House, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sandwich trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Provincetown to Sandwich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Cape Cod travel guide

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.