8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  12​h 45​min
1
Provincetown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hyannis
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Norfolk

4
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Cod National Seashore. Get some historical perspective at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and First Encounter Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Addison Art Gallery (in Orleans), Eastham (Captain Penniman House & Salt Pond Visitor Center) and Chatham Pier and Fish Market (in Chatham). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden, shop like a local with Cortile Gallery, and make a trip to Commercial Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Provincetown online tour planner .

Norfolk to Provincetown is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Norfolk in September; daily highs in Provincetown reach 71°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Chatham Pier and Fish Market, Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Heritage Museums & Gardens and Maps of Antiquity. Get some cultural insight at Edward Gorey House and Highfield Hall & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyannis: Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole), Falmouth (Shining Sea Bikeway & Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)) and Chatham's Godfrey Windmill (in Chatham). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, view the masterpieces at Chapman Art Gallery, deepen your understanding at Cape Cod Children's Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Giving Tree Gallery and Sculpture Garden.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyannis road trip website .

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Hyannis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hyannis, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sandwich, Falmouth, Chatham, Edward Gorey House, Chapman Art Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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