13 days in Salem & New Salem Itinerary

13 days in Salem & New Salem Itinerary

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13 days in Salem & New Salem Itinerary

Start: New Salem
Drive:  2​h 30​min
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
New Salem
— 3 nights
End: New 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.
Witch House has been added to your itinerary. Explore Salem's surroundings by going to Gloucester (Good Harbor Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more), Ipswich Ale Brewery (in Ipswich) and Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, and stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salem day trip planning site .

New Salem to Salem is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Salem.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Concord, Gloucester, Ogunquit, York, Fisherman's Walk
Highlights from your plan
Witch House ©
Witch House
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

New Salem

New Salem ©
New Salem is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Doane's Falls (in Royalston), Bearsden Conservation Area (in Athol) and Barre (Barre Falls Dam & The Cross in Barre). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Bear's Den, contemplate the waterfront views at Quabbin Reservoir, delve into the lush surroundings at Harvard Forest, and identify plant and animal life at Swift River Reservation.

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Drive from Salem to New Salem in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in New Salem are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Salem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Petersham, Barre, Bearsden Conservation Area, Quabbin Reservoir, The New England Peace Pagoda
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Bear's Den ©
Bear's Den
Doane's Falls ©
Doane's Falls
Swift River Reservation ©
Swift River Reservation