4 days in Harwich Itinerary

4 days in Harwich Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Harwich holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to West Harwich
West Harwich
— 3 nights
Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis


West Harwich

— 3 nights
West Harwich is a village in the town of Harwich, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, United States. Relax by the water at Red River Beach and Bank Street Beach. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Cape Cod Lavender Farm, learn about winemaking at First Crush Winery Cape Cod, get lost in a book at Brooks Free Library, and play a few rounds at Cranberry Valley Golf Course.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the West Harwich trip planner.

Minneapolis to West Harwich is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to West Harwich. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Harwich

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

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Harwich travel guide

Fishing Charters & Tours · Beaches · Entertainment Centers
Harwich is a tony New England town on Cape Cod, in Barnstable County in the state of Massachusetts in the United States. At the 2010 census it had a population of 12,243. The town is a popular vacation spot, located near the Cape Cod National Seashore. Harwich's beaches are on the Nantucket Sound side of Cape Cod. Harwich has three active harbors. Saquatucket, Wychmere and Allen Harbors are all in Harwich Port. The town of Harwich includes the villages of Pleasant Lake, West Harwich, East Harwich, Harwich Port, Harwich Center, North Harwich and South Harwich. Harwich is also home to the exclusive Wequassett Resort and Golf Club.HistoryHarwich was first settled by Europeans in 1670 as part of Yarmouth. The town was officially incorporated in 1694, and originally included the lands of the current town of Brewster. Early industry involved fishing and farming. The town is considered by some to be the birthplace of the cranberry industry, with the first commercial operation opened in 1846. There are still many bogs in the town, although the economy is now more centered on tourism and as a residential community. The town is also the site of the start/finish line of the "Sail Around the Cape", which rounds the Cape counter-clockwise, returning via the Cape Cod Canal.