8 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

8 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

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8 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sandwich
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Boston

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium, and walk around Boston Common.

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Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Boston at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
New England Aquarium ©
New England Aquarium

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown journey maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Boston to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Provincetown are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

2
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, then admire the natural beauty at Brewster Gardens, and finally pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, then stroll around Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach.

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Traveling by car from Provincetown to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Sandwich sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Falmouth, Plymouth
Highlights from your plan
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

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