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:  45​min
2
Salem
— 3 nights
train:  45​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.
Visit Freedom Trail and Walden Pond State Reservation for their historical value. Museum of Fine Arts and Old South Meeting House will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Newport (The Breakers & Cliff Walk), Provincetown (Dolphin & Whale Watching & MacMillan Wharf) and National Monument to the Forefathers (in Plymouth). The adventure continues: make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, listen to music at TD Garden, admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Boston itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Boston. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Provincetown, Newport, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Cape Cod Canal, Walden Pond State Reservation
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

3
nights
Salem

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, then view the masterpieces at Local Colors, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salem road trip website .

Traveling by train from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Gloucester
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

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