8 days in Provincetown, Hyannis & Nantucket Itinerary

8 days in Provincetown, Hyannis & Nantucket Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Ferry to Provincetown
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
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Hyannis
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Nantucket
— 2 nights
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Provincetown — 2 nights

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 25th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, ponder the world of politics at Provincetown Town Hall, then don't miss a visit to Commercial Street, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, then stroll through Herring Cove Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coast Guard Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown trip planning website.

San Diego to Provincetown is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Provincetown, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect little chillier with lows of 62°F in Provincetown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hyannis.
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Hyannis — 2 nights

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 27th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Main Street Hyannis, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape Cod Beer. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Patuxet Museums, then get engrossed in the history at Mayflower II, and finally appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hyannis tour planner.

You can drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Nantucket.
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Side Trips

Nantucket — 2 nights

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 29th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cisco Brewers. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jetties Beach, and then stroll through Madaket Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nantucket day trip planner.

Getting from Hyannis to Nantucket by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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