9 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

9 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Cod itinerary planner
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Provincetown
— 3 nights
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Sandwich
— 5 nights
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Provincetown — 3 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.
Head to Chatham Pier and Fish Market and Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Gardenfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Impulse Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Addison Art Gallery (in Orleans) and Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center & Captain Penniman House). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Cortile Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Rice-Polak Gallery, take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Philadelphia to Provincetown is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect nights in Provincetown to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sandwich.
Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Sandwich — 5 nights

Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Do your shopping at Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Antiques Center of Yarmouth. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sandwich Glass Museum and Giving Tree Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Explore Sandwich's surroundings by going to Falmouth (Falmouth Museums on the Green, Spohr Gardens, &more) and Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, explore the galleries of Samuell Day Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with McDermott Glass Studio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sandwich day trip planning app.

Getting from Provincetown to Sandwich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

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.