12 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

12 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Cod visit planner

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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 Nauset Light Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center, First Encounter Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point, appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip itinerary builder tool.

Charleston to Provincetown is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charleston in June, with highs in Provincetown at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive 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). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape Cod Beer, examine the collection at Whydah Pirate Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Corporation Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hyannis holiday maker site.

You can drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows 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 · Parks · Beaches · 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.