5 days in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Itinerary

5 days in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Itinerary

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5 days in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Hyannis
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Oak Bluffs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nantucket
— 1 day
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h
End: Philadelphia

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Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 12th (Thu), engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum and then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hyannis holiday planner.

Philadelphia to Hyannis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Hyannis is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Museums Childrens Museums

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, then appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then browse the collection at Provincetown Library, and finally make a trip to Commercial Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Provincetown trip planner.

Drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Provincetown are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs ©
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Katama Beach/ South Beach, enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse, then admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Park Tabernacle, and finally don't miss a visit to Flying Horses Carousel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oak Bluffs route maker app .

You can drive from Provincetown to Oak Bluffs in 3 hours. In September in Oak Bluffs, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nantucket.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Edgartown
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Katama Beach/ South Beach ©
Katama Beach/ South Beach
Trinity Park Tabernacle ©
Trinity Park Tabernacle
Edgartown Lighthouse ©
Edgartown Lighthouse

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Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Whaling Museum, then make a trip to Brant Point Lighthouse, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cisco Brewers.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantucket road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Oak Bluffs to Nantucket takes 2.5 hours. September in Nantucket sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantucket

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Cisco Brewers ©
Cisco Brewers
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Brant Point Lighthouse ©
Brant Point Lighthouse

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