8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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Provincetown
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Sandwich
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Provincetown

— 4 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
Get in touch with nature at Race Point Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Popular historic sites such as Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Captain Penniman House are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans), Chatham Candy Manor (in Chatham) and Nauset Light Beach (in Eastham). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, learn more about the world around you at Sea Space Marine Discovery Center, view the masterpieces at Rice-Polak Gallery, and take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip planner.

New York City to Provincetown is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Provincetown reach 63°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandwich

— 3 nights
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Visiting Chatham Lighthouse Beach and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edward Gorey House and Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Nobska Point Lighthouse in Woods Hole (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Samuell Day Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandwich online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Sandwich sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.