35 days in Galveston & Cape Cod Itinerary

35 days in Galveston & Cape Cod Itinerary

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Galveston
— 18 nights
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Provincetown
— 10 nights
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Hyannis
— 6 nights
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Galveston

— 18 nights

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baytown (Baytown Nature Center & Fred Hartman Bridge), Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and League City (West Bay Common School Museum, Butler Longhorn Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand, take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, head outdoors with Galveston Water Adventures, and take an in-depth tour of 1892 Bishop's Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galveston trip planner.

Boston to Galveston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in September; daily highs in Galveston reach 88°F and lows reach 78°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Provincetown.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provincetown

— 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Eastham (Coast Guard Beach, Salt Pond Visitor Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, admire the masterpieces at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Provincetown road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to Provincetown takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Galveston in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Provincetown, with highs around 63°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyannis

— 6 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hyannis: Falmouth (Shining Sea Bikeway, Spohr Gardens, &more), Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Chatham (Chatham Railroad Museum, Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, trek along Cape Cod Rail Trail, and contemplate the long history of Hoxie House.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hyannis trip planner.

Drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hyannis are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

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.