4 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

4 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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Fly
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Hyannis
— 1 night
Drive
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
Ferry to World Trade Center Pier, Boston, MA, Fly to Newark

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Hyannis — 1 night

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 6th (Thu), stroll through Kalmus Beach, contemplate the long history of Edward Gorey House, then kick back and relax at Skaket Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at West Dennis Beach. On the next day, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Maps of Antiquity, explore the galleries of Atwood Museum, then get curious at Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mayflower Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hyannis planning site.

Newark to Hyannis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hyannis, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Provincetown.
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Provincetown — 2 nights

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 8th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then visit a coastal fixture at Highland Light, and then stroll through Long Point. On the next day, hike along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail, take an in-depth tour of Salt Pond Visitor Center, then visit a coastal fixture at Nauset Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Light Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Provincetown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hyannis to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Cape Cod travel guide

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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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