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. On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Episcopal Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nantucket holiday site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Nantucket. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in July: high temperatures in Nantucket hover around 76°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edgartown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Museums Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum

2
nights
Edgartown

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Mytoi, admire the striking features of Trinity Park Tabernacle, then take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, and finally explore the striking landscape at Aquinnah Cliffs. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Edgartown Books, then enjoy the sand and surf at Norton Point Beach, and finally stroll through Katama Beach/ South Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edgartown trip planner .

You can drive from Nantucket to Edgartown in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Edgartown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then 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: examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Chatham Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hyannis online trip builder .

You can drive from Edgartown to Hyannis in 2 hours. July in Hyannis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandwich, Cape Cod Canal, Chatham Lighthouse Beach, Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, 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.
On the 24th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Commercial Street. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, and finally do a tasting at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Provincetown online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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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