8 days in Boston, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

8 days in Boston, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

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Boston
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Nantucket
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Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Perkins Cove) and Pickering Wharf (in Salem). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, browse the exhibits of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

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Atlanta to Boston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get slightly colder in Boston: highs are around 83°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nantucket

— 2 nights
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Surfside Beach, stroll through Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Great Point Light.

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Getting from Boston to Nantucket by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in July: highs in Nantucket hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Edgartown

— 2 nights
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Norton Point Beach, then stroll through Katama Beach/ South Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Park Tabernacle, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): play a few rounds at Farm Neck Golf Club, admire the natural beauty at Mytoi, and then stop by Chilmark Chocolates.

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Getting from Nantucket to Edgartown by combination of ferry and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edgartown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

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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.

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