8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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

3
nights
Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crosby Landing Beach and Kalmus Beach. Relax by the water at Corporation Beach and Gray's Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hyannis side-trips: Nickerson State Park (in Brewster), Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (in Chatham) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mayflower Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parkers River Beach, see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, and steep yourself in history at Edward Gorey House.

Make your Hyannis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Boston to Hyannis is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brewster, West Yarmouth, Dennis, Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod Canal
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Paine's Creek ©
Paine's Creek
Mayflower Beach ©
Mayflower Beach
Crosby Landing Beach ©
Crosby Landing Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Head of the Meadow Beach and Nauset Light Beach. Relax by the water at First Encounter Beach and Race Point Beach. Go for a jaunt from Provincetown to Eastham to see Fort Hill Rural Historic District about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the collection at Provincetown Library, and explore the world behind art at Provincetown Town Hall.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hyannis to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Truro, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Head of the Meadow Beach ©
Head of the Meadow Beach
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Nauset Light Beach ©
Nauset Light Beach

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