7 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

7 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Cod journey planner
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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, ponder the world of politics at Provincetown Town Hall, stroll through Race Point Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Provincetown journey site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hyannis.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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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: Falmouth (Coonamessett Farm, Shining Sea Bikeway, &more), Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Sandwich Glass Museum, explore the world behind art at Atwood Museum, examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hyannis sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Hyannis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hyannis, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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