11 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

11 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

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11 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

Start: Boston
1
Boston
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
2
Salem
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
End: Boston

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes North End as well as Samuel Adams Brewery. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Elms and Ogunquit Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Marble House (in Newport), Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, take a stroll through Beacon Hill, and steep yourself in history at Old North Church & Historic Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major airports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Portsmouth International at Pease Airport and Bradley International Airport. In February in Boston, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Provincetown, Plymouth, Cambridge, Newport, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
The Elms
The Elms
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill

3
nights
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.
Peabody Essex Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, then stroll through Benson Park, and finally experience rural life at Mack's Apples. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Maudslay State Park, explore the activities along Lake Massabesic, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salem trip site .

Salem is just a short distance from Boston. In February, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Manchester, Benson Park, Mack's Apples, Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial, Maudslay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Massabesic ©
Lake Massabesic
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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