7 days in Cape Cod & Nantucket Itinerary

7 days in Cape Cod & Nantucket Itinerary

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Birthplace of American Liberty

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 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach, and then stroll through Herring Cove Beach. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, then see the interesting displays at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then surround yourself with nature on Art's Dune Tours, and finally make a trip to Commercial Street.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Provincetown sightseeing app.

Philadelphia to Provincetown is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Provincetown, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Hyannis side-trips: Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham), Nickerson State Park (in Brewster) and Falmouth (Shining Sea Bikeway & Falmouth Museums on the Green). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Main Street Hyannis, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, have fun and explore at Cape Cod Children's Museum, and wander the streets of Mashpee Commons.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Hyannis trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hyannis are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Nantucket.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tee off at Miacomet Golf Club, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cisco Brewers, and then enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, examine the collection at Whaling Museum, then look and learn at Loines Observatory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Episcopal Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nantucket road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantucket

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
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Cape Cod travel guide

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.