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 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boston travel planning app.

Minneapolis to Boston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Tisbury.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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West Tisbury — 2 nights

West Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), don't miss a visit to Flying Horses Carousel, then take a stroll through West Chop, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mytoi. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Polly Hill Arboretum, identify plant and animal life at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Aquinnah Cliffs.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our West Tisbury online route planner.

Drive from Boston to West Tisbury in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nantucket.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Nantucket — 2 nights

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, kick back and relax at Madaket Beach, and then kick back and relax at Jetties Beach. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Whaling Museum, make a trip to Brant Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nantucket online sightseeing planner.

You can travel from West Tisbury to Nantucket in 3 hours. July in Nantucket sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 64°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Fri).
Parks · Beaches · 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.