12 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

12 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Cod visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Provincetown
— 6 nights
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Hyannis
— 5 nights
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Provincetown

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Cod Provincelands Trail and Province Lands Bike Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center, First Encounter Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, admire the masterpieces at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and make a trip to Commercial Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Provincetown visit planning tool.

Charleston to Provincetown is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Charleston in June, things will get slightly colder in Provincetown: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyannis

— 5 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skaket Beach and Mashpee Commons. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Transfiguration (in Orleans) and Crosby Landing Beach (in Brewster). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalmus Beach, stroll through Craigville Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyannis road trip app.

You can drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hyannis can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.