6 days in New Bedford, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

6 days in New Bedford, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

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6 days in New Bedford, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
New Bedford
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nantucket
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
West Tisbury
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
New Bedford

New Bedford ©
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Plymouth Rock, then get engrossed in the history at Pilgrim Hall Museum, then stroll the grounds of Burial Hill, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jenney Museum.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to New Bedford is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to New Bedford due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in August, you will find days in New Bedford are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nantucket.

Things to do in New Bedford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Plymouth, Highfield Hall & Gardens, Ned's Point Lighthouse, Heritage Museums & Gardens
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Ned's Point Lighthouse ©
Ned's Point Lighthouse
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
St. Anthony of Padua Church ©
St. Anthony of Padua Church

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Wauwinet, then visit a coastal fixture at Great Point Light, and finally take an in-depth tour of Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nantucket road trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Bedford to Nantucket takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from New Bedford in August, plan for little chillier days in Nantucket, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to West Tisbury.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Museums
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Wauwinet ©
Wauwinet
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

2
nights
West Tisbury

West Tisbury ©
West Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Trinity Park Tabernacle, enjoy the sea views from East Chop Lighthouse, look for gifts at Alley's General Store, then enjoy the sea views from Gay Head Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Aquinnah Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Nantucket to West Tisbury in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in West Tisbury can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Tisbury

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Aquinnah, Oak Bluffs
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Gay Head Lighthouse ©
Gay Head Lighthouse
East Chop Lighthouse ©
East Chop Lighthouse
Trinity Park Tabernacle ©
Trinity Park Tabernacle

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