9 days in Cape Cod & Bar Harbor Itinerary

9 days in Cape Cod & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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Hyannis
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor
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Hyannis

— 2 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 3rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Parkers River Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bass River Beach, examine the collection at Whydah Pirate Museum, then find something for the whole family at Cape Cod Inflatable Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Putter's Paradise, and finally stroll through Kalmus Beach.

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Washington DC to Hyannis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Hyannis is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Provincetown

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cod Provincelands Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Light Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Salt Pond Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at First Encounter Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Head of the Meadow Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Old Harbor Life Saving Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Beech Forest, Provincetown, admire the masterpieces at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, then explore the galleries of Provincetown Town Hall, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip builder website.

Drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Provincetown sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Bar Harbor

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and Little Village Gifts. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Saviour's Church : and Wendell Gilley Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, trek along Great Head Trail, stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bowl Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor online attractions planner.

You can fly from Provincetown to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bar Harbor when traveling from Provincetown in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.