8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Provincetown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hyannis
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: New York City

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden and Left Bank Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Captain Penniman House. Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Eastham (First Encounter Beach & Coast Guard Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Uncle Tim's Bridge, and kick back and relax at Marconi Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown day trip tool .

New York City to Provincetown is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, Provincetown is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wellfleet, Eastham, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach

3
nights
Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Attractions like Nauset Beach and Sandwich Glass Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heritage Museums & Gardens and Edward Gorey House. Venture out of the city with trips to Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole) and Falmouth (Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob) & Highfield Hall & Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: browse for treasures at Antiques Center of Yarmouth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church, kick back and relax at Craigville Beach, and contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hyannis itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falmouth, Yarmouth Port, Sandwich, Candy Company, Nauset Beach
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Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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