8 days in Massachusetts & Acadia National Park Itinerary

8 days in Massachusetts & Acadia National Park Itinerary

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1
Boston
— 2 nights
2
Provincetown
— 3 nights
3
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights

2
nights
Boston

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.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and New England Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, and engage your brain at Museum of Science.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boston route planning website.

Philadelphia to Boston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in July; daily highs in Boston reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
New England Aquarium ©
New England Aquarium

3
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Marconi Beach and Coast Guard Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from Provincetown with a short trip to Nauset Beach in Orleans, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Cape Cod National Seashore, enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, and see the interesting displays at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Provincetown trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Boston to Provincetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or drive. July in Provincetown sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach, Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Beach, Corn Hill Beach
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

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nights
Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
On the 17th (Fri), trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, thentrek along Gorham Mountain Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, trek along Bubble Rock, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Acadia National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Provincetown to Acadia National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Acadia National Park when traveling from Provincetown in July, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

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