6 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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Sandwich — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Sandwich Glass Museum and then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Jenney, pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, steep yourself in history at Mayflower II, then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Patuxet Museums, and finally contemplate the long history of Hoxie House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sandwich online trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to Sandwich is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Sandwich is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Sandwich reach 65°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bourne.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Bourne — 2 nights

On the 17th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Coonamessett Farm, observe the fascinating underwater world at Woods Hole Science Aquarium, then grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, then visit a coastal fixture at Nobska Point Lighthouse, and finally admire the natural beauty at Spohr Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal and then trek along Cape Cod Rail Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bourne trip planner.

Bourne is very close to Sandwich. In May, daytime highs in Bourne are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Provincetown — 2 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Shop Therapy, explore the galleries of Provincetown Town Hall, then surround yourself with nature on Art's Dune Tours, then appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Commercial Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bourne to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. In May in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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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.