7 days in Newport, Cape Cod & Boston Itinerary

7 days in Newport, Cape Cod & Boston Itinerary

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7 days in Newport, Cape Cod & Boston Itinerary

Start: Boston
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hyannis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Provincetown
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Boston
— 2 nights
End: Boston

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, shop like a local with Thames Glass, and then admire all the interesting features of Cliff Walk. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Newport holiday app .

Boston to Newport is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hyannis.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, stroll through Seagull Beach, then look for gifts at Hart Farm Nursery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyannis holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Hyannis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, Seagull Beach, Chatham Lighthouse Beach, Hart Farm Nursery
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Seagull Beach ©
Seagull Beach
Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum ©
Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum
Hart Farm Nursery ©
Hart Farm Nursery

2
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nauset Beach, then view the masterpieces at Left Bank Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Race Point Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by car from Hyannis to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nauset Beach, Left Bank Art Gallery
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Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, hunt for treasures at Quincy Market, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old North Church & Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take a stroll through Newbury Street, and then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston route planner .

Getting from Provincetown to Boston by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The House of the Seven Gables
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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