8 days in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard & Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard & Cape Cod Itinerary

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8 days in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard & Cape Cod Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Nantucket
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Edgartown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hyannis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Nashville

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St Paul's Episcopal Church.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nantucket travel planning app .

Nashville to Nantucket is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in July: high temperatures in Nantucket hover around 76°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Edgartown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum

2
nights
Edgartown

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 20th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Mytoi, steep yourself in history at Trinity Park Tabernacle, then wander the streets of Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Aquinnah Cliffs. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katama Beach/ South Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Norton Point Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edgartown trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nantucket to Edgartown takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Edgartown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hyannis.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Aquinnah Cliffs
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Katama Beach/ South Beach ©
Katama Beach/ South Beach
Flying Horses Carousel ©
Flying Horses Carousel
Edgartown Lighthouse ©
Edgartown Lighthouse

2
nights
Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, then stroll through Chatham Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyannis trip planner.

Getting from Edgartown to Hyannis by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandwich, Cape Cod Canal, Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, Chatham Lighthouse Beach, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Commercial Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, then get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, then kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Provincetown sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Highlights from your plan
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

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