8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

8 days in Cape Cod Itinerary

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Hyannis

— 7 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum and Heritage Museums & Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Kalmus Beach and Mayflower Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyannis: Red River Beach (in Harwich), Chatham (Harding Beach & Chatham's Godfrey Windmill) and Eastham (First Encounter Beach, Salt Pond Visitor Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Veterans Memorial Park, see what you can catch with Cap'n Kids Fishing Adventures, steep yourself in history at Edward Gorey House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Francis Xavier Church.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyannis day trip planning app.

Jersey City to Hyannis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Hyannis is slightly colder than Jersey City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks · Outdoors · 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.