8 days in Mystic, Newport & Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Mystic, Newport & Cape Cod Itinerary

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Mystic
— 1 day
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Newport
— 1 night
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Falmouth
— 1 night
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Sandwich
— 1 night
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Hyannis
— 1 night
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Eastham
— 1 night
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Provincetown
— 1 night
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Mystic

— 1 day
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Mystic Seaport Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip maker site.

Atlanta to Mystic is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect Mystic to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ocean Drive Historic District as well as 12 Meter Yacht Charters. On the 11th (Sun), trek along Cliff Walk, then explore and take pictures at Ocean Drive Historic District, then take a tour by water with 12 Meter Yacht Charters, and finally take in the waterfront at Bannister's Wharf.

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You can drive from Mystic to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Falmouth

— 1 night
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Your day by day itinerary now includes Liberte, The Schooner as well as Woods Hole Science Aquarium. On the 12th (Mon), look for gifts at Corner Cycle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shining Sea Bikeway, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Woods Hole Science Aquarium, then get engrossed in the history at Woods Hole Historical Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Liberte, The Schooner.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Falmouth trip planner.

Getting from Newport to Falmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Falmouth are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sandwich.

Things to do in Falmouth

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Sandwich

— 1 night
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. You've added Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Visitor Information Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), get all the information you need at Plymouth Visitor Information Center, contemplate the long history of Plymouth Rock, contemplate the long history of Mayflower II, then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Patuxet, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dexter’s Grist Mill.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sandwich vacation website.

Sandwich is very close to Falmouth. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hyannis.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hyannis

— 1 night

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Main Street Hyannis and then stop by Hallet's.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hyannis road trip site.

Hyannis is very close to Sandwich. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Hyannis

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Eastham

— 1 night
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Cod National Seashore. On the 15th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Eastham trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hyannis to Eastham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Eastham, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Eastham

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Provincetown

— 1 night

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Commercial Street, Cape Cod Provincelands Trail and MacMillan Wharf. On the 16th (Fri), take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cod Provincelands Trail, then don't miss a visit to Commercial Street, and finally look for gifts at Marine Specialties.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Provincetown itinerary maker app.

Provincetown is very close to Eastham. September in Provincetown sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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.