8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Start: Columbia
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Chatham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Falmouth
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Columbia

4
nights
Chatham

Chatham ©
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Relax by the water at Skaket Beach and First Encounter Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nauset Lighthouse and Salt Pond Visitor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Chatham side-trips: Cape Cod Provincelands Trail (in Provincetown), Truro (Highland Light & Head of the Meadow Beach) and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (in Wellfleet). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Hill Rural Historic District, learn more about the world around you at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Chatham trip planner .

Columbia to Chatham is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Columbia in September, things will get slightly colder in Chatham: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Chatham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Orleans, Truro, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod Provincelands Trail
Highlights from your plan
Fort Hill Rural Historic District ©
Fort Hill Rural Historic District
Skaket Beach ©
Skaket Beach
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob) and Craigville Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen and Cape Cod Canal. Venture out of the city with trips to Sandwich (Hoxie House & Old King's Hwy). There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, view the masterpieces at McDermott Glass Studio, get lost in a book at Osterville Village Library, and take in nature's colorful creations at Spohr Gardens.

Plan my day in Falmouth using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Chatham to Falmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Falmouth, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandwich, Mashpee, Cape Cod Canal, Osterville Village Library, Craigville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mashpee Commons ©
Mashpee Commons
Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob) ©

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