7 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

7 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Cod journey planner
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Make it your trip
Fly to Boston, Ferry to Provincetown
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyannis
— 4 nights
Fly

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Provincetown — 2 nights

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Provincetown is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, do a tasting at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, get a sense of history and politics at Provincetown Town Hall, and take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip planner.

Newark to Provincetown is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Provincetown, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hyannis.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Hyannis — 4 nights

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyannis: Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole), Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay) and Falmouth (Coonamessett Farm, Shining Sea Bikeway, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Atwood Museum, see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and steep yourself in history at Hoxie House.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hyannis road trip tool.

Getting from Provincetown to Hyannis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hyannis can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Cape Cod travel guide

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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.