21 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Massachusetts Itinerary

21 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Massachusetts Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Boston
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Boston
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hyannis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Provincetown
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Boston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in September since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Boston Public Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and browse the collection at Boston Public Library.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Boston online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Boston in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Boston. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

— 3 nights
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Oak Bluffs side-trips: Menemsha Public Beach (in Menemsha) and Menemsha Hills (in Chilmark). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Park Tabernacle, don't miss a visit to Flying Horses Carousel, walk around Ocean Park, and relax in the rural setting at Morning Glory Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oak Bluffs sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Oak Bluffs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Boston in September, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Oak Bluffs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Hyannis.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hyannis

— 2 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, then get curious at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Corporation Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hyannis online visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Oak Bluffs to Hyannis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Provincetown

— 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Provincetown: Eastham (Coast Guard Beach & Nauset Light Beach). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, browse the collection at Provincetown Library, kick back and relax at Long Point, and stroll through Marconi Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Provincetown tour app.

You can drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Massachusetts travel guide

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History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.