Skip to main content
Header image

Cape Cod

173.7 miles: 6 hours, 53 minutes

Maybe it’s savoring clams pulled fresh from the ocean, schmoozing with VIPs on Martha's Vineyard or shopping along Old King’s Highway. Poignant dedications to JFK that tugged at your heartstrings or the image of a humpback whale bursting out of Provincetown's waters. No matter which vacation memory you cherish most, this Cape Cod adventure is one you’ll not soon forget.


Buzzards Bay to Vineyard Haven

29.8 miles: 1 hours, 31 minutes

Wikimedia Commons/JP06035

Traffic often makes crossing the Cape Cod Canal, which originates in Buzzards Bay, a nightmare. Thankfully, the picturesque views from Bourne Bridge, built 1933-35, will put you in a better mood. Grab a bite or window-shop in Falmouth’s quaint village center before heading to Woods Hole, where you’ll board a ferry to Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard main port of entry.


Vineyard Haven to Hyannis

25.8 miles: 2 hours, 7 minutes

AAA/Photo submitted by Maria White

This quick leg isn’t particularly scenic past the ferry ride back to the mainland. But after spending time in laid-back Vineyard Haven (where biking and fishing are the most taxing tasks on the daily to-do list), you’re likely anxious to enjoy a bit of sightseeing in Hyannis, Cape Cod's commercial hub. Hyannis also is known for its proximity to the Kennedy family compound.

Recommended Stops


Hyannis to Provincetown

49.4 miles: 1 hours, 17 minutes

AAA/Inspector 46

Motels and quick-service eateries are primarily the only interruptions to the dense woodland that lines US 6. Besides braking for some fried seafood, schedule in a pit stop somewhere along the Cape Cod National Seashore. But don’t take too long getting to the party in P-town, where folks from all walks of life co-exist in harmony—from artists to anglers to gay couples.


Provincetown to Buzzards Bay

68.7 miles: 1 hours, 57 minutes

Wikimedia Commons/Magnus Manske

You’ll find yourself in familiar territory as you depart Provincetown on US 6. But the scenery changes once you hit SR 6A, or Old King's Highway, which passes through charming New England hamlets and affords glimpses of 18th-century homes. The stretch from Eastham to Sandwich is known as “Antiques Alley,” and near Brewster, you'll see signs for the Cape Cod Rail Trail.


Travel Like an Expert with AAA and Trip Canvas

Get Ideas from the Pros

As one of the largest travel agencies in North America, we have a wealth of recommendations to share! Browse our articles and videos for inspiration, or dive right in with preplanned AAA Road Trips, cruises and vacation tours.

Build and Research Your Options

Save and organize every aspect of your trip including cruises, hotels, activities, transportation and more. Book hotels confidently using our AAA Diamond Designations and verified reviews.

Book Everything in One Place

From cruises to day tours, buy all parts of your vacation in one transaction, or work with our nationwide network of AAA Travel Agents to secure the trip of your dreams!