12 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

12 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Cod trip planner

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Hyannis
— 2 nights
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Dennis Port
— 7 nights
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Orleans
— 2 nights
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Hyannis

— 2 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 3rd (Sat), get interesting insight from Cape Cod Central Railroad, stroll through Kalmus Beach, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape Cod Beer, and finally get your game on at Putter's Paradise. Keep things going the next day: walk around Veterans Memorial Park, then wander the streets of Main Street Hyannis, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mayflower Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyannis online tour itinerary planner.

Boston to Hyannis is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. You'll set off for Dennis Port on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Dennis Port

— 7 nights
Dennis Port is a census-designated place in the town of Dennis in Barnstable County, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Explore hidden gems such as Sea Street Beach and Harding Beach. Attractions like Stony Brook Grist Mill and Museum and Crosby Landing Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Whydah Pirate Museum, get engrossed in the history at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, and get answers to all your questions at Salt Pond Visitor Center.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dennis Port trip itinerary planner.

Dennis Port is just a short distance from Hyannis. In April, daytime highs in Dennis Port are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orleans.

Things to do in Dennis Port

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Orleans

— 2 nights
Orleans is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, which is co-extensive with Cape Cod. Family-friendly places like Skaket Beach and The Goose Hummock will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rock Harbor Marsh and MacMillan Wharf. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Jonathan Young Windmill.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orleans road trip planning website.

Orleans is very close to Dennis Port. In April in Orleans, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Orleans

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Cod travel guide

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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.