6 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

6 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Massachusetts trip planner

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Plymouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 1 day
Drive
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Sandwich
— 1 night
Drive
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Falmouth
— 1 night
Drive

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Plymouth

— 3 nights

America's Hometown

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
You've added Battleship Cove, The Driftwood Publick House, Captain John Boats, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), gain insight at Mayflower II, appreciate the history behind National Monument to the Forefathers, then pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Patuxet, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Plymouth Night Tour. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with Captain John Boats, get engrossed in the history at The Jenney, then see the interesting displays at Battleship Cove, then explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal, and finally raise your glass at The Driftwood Publick House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Plymouth vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Plymouth. In August, daily temperatures in Plymouth can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Boston.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Boston

— 1 day

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.
On the 4th (Sun), traverse land and water with a duck tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then stroll around Boston Common, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and finally take a stroll through North End.

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Traveling by car from Plymouth to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Boston

Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Sandwich

— 1 night
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pirate Adventures: Martha's Vineyard. On the 5th (Mon), take a tour by water with Pirate Adventures: Martha's Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Boardwalk.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Sandwich tour builder app.

Drive from Boston to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sandwich are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Sandwich

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Falmouth

— 1 night
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Nobska Point Lighthouse, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Woods Hole Science Aquarium, and then examine the collection at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Falmouth driving holiday planning app.

Falmouth is very close to Sandwich. In August, daily temperatures in Falmouth can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Falmouth

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
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.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
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.