7 days in Boston, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Itinerary

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Boston — 2 nights


Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, then stroll around Boston Common, then don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Massachusetts State House.

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Saint Louis to Boston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Boston. Traveling from Saint Louis in February, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around -5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Tisbury.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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West Tisbury — 2 nights

West Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, then wander the streets of West Chop, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mytoi. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Polly Hill Arboretum, look for all kinds of wild species at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, then visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Aquinnah Cliffs.

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Drive from Boston to West Tisbury in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in West Tisbury are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nantucket.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Nantucket — 2 nights

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madaket Beach, and then kick back and relax at Jetties Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Whaling Museum, then don't miss a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse, and then visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

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You can travel from West Tisbury to Nantucket in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to home.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

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.