8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Boston, Bus to Hyannis
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Hyannis
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Provincetown
— 4 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto

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Hyannis — 3 nights

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Explore Hyannis' surroundings by going to Chatham (Atwood Museum & Chatham Railroad Museum), Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay) and Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Sandwich Glass Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Spohr Gardens, contemplate the long history of Edward Gorey House, and see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hyannis trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hyannis is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of ferry, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hyannis are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Provincetown.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Provincetown — 4 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.
Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Eastham (Captain Penniman House & Salt Pond Visitor Center). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Cod National Seashore. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, surround yourself with nature on Art's Dune Tours, take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Provincetown trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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.