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

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

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Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Drive to New Bedford
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New Bedford
— 2 nights
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Nantucket
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West Tisbury
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New Bedford

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, take an in-depth tour of Pilgrim Hall Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Hill, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Jenney.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the New Bedford road trip site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to New Bedford is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Dusseldorf in August, expect nights in New Bedford to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nantucket.

Things to do in New Bedford

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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, contemplate the long history of Wauwinet, then enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light, and finally examine the collection at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nantucket visit website.

Getting from New Bedford to Nantucket by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Bedford in August: highs in Nantucket hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to West Tisbury.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites · Museums

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West Tisbury

West Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the striking features of Trinity Park Tabernacle, enjoy the sea views from East Chop Lighthouse, stop by Alley's General Store, then enjoy the sea views from Gay Head Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Aquinnah Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read West Tisbury trip maker.

You can travel 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Tisbury

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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