9 days in Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod & Maine Itinerary

9 days in Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod & Maine Itinerary

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Fly
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Edgartown
— 1 night
Bus to Dockside Marina - Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA, Ferry to Hyannis
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Hyannis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kennebunkport
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to San Francisco

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Edgartown — 1 night

Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, admire the striking features of Trinity Park Tabernacle, then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, and finally tee off at Farm Neck Golf Club.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edgartown vacation builder app.

San Francisco to Edgartown is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Edgartown reach 79°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Hyannis.
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Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Hyannis — 2 nights

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Cape Cod Children's Museum, then get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, then examine the collection at Chatham Railroad Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hyannis travel planner.

Getting from Edgartown to Hyannis by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.
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Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Commercial Street and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Cod National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Provincetown online route planner.

You can drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kennebunkport.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Kennebunkport — 1 night

Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and finally cruise along Ocean Ave.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kennebunkport travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Kennebunkport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kennebunkport when traveling from Provincetown in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Portland.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive · Parks
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Portland — 2 nights

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kennebunkport to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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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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Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.
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