9 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

9 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

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9 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

Boston
Drive:  30​min
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Boston
— 6 nights
Boston

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, then kick back and relax at Good Harbor Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Witch House, look for gifts at Hex Old World Witchery, then see the interesting displays at Witch History Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salem itinerary planner.

Boston to Salem is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Salem are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Good Harbor Beach
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Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

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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.
You've now added Plymouth Rock to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Brookline Booksmith. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts and Walden Pond State Reservation. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum & Herring Cove Beach), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boston vacation trip planner.

Boston is just a short distance from Salem. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Concord, Sandwich, Brookline, Provincetown, Cape Cod Canal
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Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail

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