9 days in Massachusetts & DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

9 days in Massachusetts & DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Race Point Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Eastham (Captain Penniman House & Nauset Light Beach). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Cod National Seashore. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and tour the pleasant surroundings at Corn Hill Beach.

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Atlanta to Provincetown is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect Provincetown to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyannis.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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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 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chatham Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Sandwich Glass Museum, steep yourself in history at Hoxie House, then steep yourself in history at Dexter’s Grist Mill, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Craigville Beach.

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You can drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boston.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Boston — 2 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 28th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then take a stroll through North End, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hyannis to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Bar Harbor.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 30th (Fri), stroll through Shore Path and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay and then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip maker site.

You can fly from Boston to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Bar Harbor is little chillier than Boston - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Massachusetts travel guide

History Museums · Art Museums · Nightlife
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

DownEast and Acadia Maine travel guide

Hiking Trails · Mountains · Geologic Formations