8 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

8 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

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8 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sandwich
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Boston

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.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip tool .

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Parks
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach, and finally deepen your understanding at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, then see the interesting displays at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Provincetown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marconi Beach, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
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Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

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Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal, steep yourself in history at Mayflower II, then pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, and finally steep yourself in history at National Monument to the Forefathers. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sandwich road trip website .

You can drive from Provincetown to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sandwich can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plymouth, Falmouth, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Cape Cod Canal
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Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Shining Sea Bikeway ©
Shining Sea Bikeway
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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