6 days in Boston, Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

6 days in Boston, Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

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6 days in Boston, Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hyannis
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Oak Bluffs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, and then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. On your second day here, make a trip to Newbury Street, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then stop by Brookline Booksmith, and finally look for gifts at Harvard Book Store.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 68°F in Boston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harvard Book Store, Brookline Booksmith
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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.
On the 5th (Wed), stroll through Long Point and then kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Provincetown Public Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marconi Beach, and then stroll through Coast Guard Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Provincetown online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Boston in July, expect nights in Provincetown to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marconi Beach, Coast Guard Beach
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Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

1
day
Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 7th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Edward Gorey House, explore the world behind art at Sandwich Glass Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hyannis holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Hyannis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Hyannis, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Hyannis

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandwich, Edward Gorey House
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Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

1
night
Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs ©
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Lambert's Cove Beach, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll through Katama Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oak Bluffs trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. July in Oak Bluffs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lambert's Cove Beach
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Lambert's Cove Beach ©
Lambert's Cove Beach

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