8 days in Massachusetts & Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in Massachusetts & Rhode Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Boston
— 2 nights
2
Provincetown
— 1 night
3
Sandwich
— 2 nights
4
Newport
— 2 nights

2
nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Salem (Salem Witch Trials Memorial & The House of the Seven Gables) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, and take a stroll through North End.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Boston itinerary maker app.

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boston, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salem, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown online itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. August in Provincetown sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Cape Cod National Seashore
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Plymouth Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandwich trip planner.

You can drive from Provincetown to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Sandwich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Falmouth, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod Canal
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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises ©
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 28th (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with Newport Helicopter Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and finally take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): tour in style with a train tour, learn the secrets of beer at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Newport journey planning site.

You can drive from Sandwich to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Newport

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk

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