5 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

5 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Ferry to Provincetown
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Provincetown
— 1 night
Drive
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Hyannis
— 3 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Pittsburgh

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Provincetown

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at First Encounter Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cove Burying Ground, and then kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Provincetown online day trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Provincetown is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyannis

— 3 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Take a break from the city and head to Gray's Beach and Chatham Lighthouse Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Francis Xavier Church and Edward Gorey House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyannis: Atwood Museum (in Chatham), Falmouth (St Barnabas Memorial Church & Highfield Hall & Gardens) and Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, get engrossed in the history at Josiah Dennis Manse and Old West Schoolhouse, steep yourself in history at Hoxie House, and take in the exciting artwork at McDermott Glass Studio.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyannis trip planner.

You can drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Hyannis sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.