14 days in Salem, Gloucester & Cambridge Itinerary

14 days in Salem, Gloucester & Cambridge Itinerary

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Salem
— 7 nights
2
Gloucester
— 3 nights
3
Cambridge
— 3 nights

7
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.
You've added Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers, Witch History Museum, Salem Witch Village, and other attractions to your itinerary. Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and Hancock-Clarke House will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Marginal Way Walkway and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Lexington (Buckman Tavern & Lexington Green), Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (in Newburyport) and Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (in Gloucester). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach, examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, and stop by Omen: Psychic Parlor and Witchcraft Emporium.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salem trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Salem. In October in Salem, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Lexington, Ogunquit, Concord, Gloucester, Kennebunkport
Highlights from your plan
The Custom House ©
The Custom House
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
The still waters off the Gloucester shore are immortalized in paintings and prints produced by the hundreds of artists who visit this town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hammond Castle Museum and Front Beach. Get some historical perspective at Nubble Lighthouse and Cogswell's Grant. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: South Berwick (Vaughan Woods State Park & Hamilton House), Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center (in Newburyport) and McDougal Orchards (in Springvale). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Monument, sample the tasty concoctions at Ipswich Ale Brewery, don't miss a visit to Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial, and explore the world behind art at George Marshall Store Gallery.

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Gloucester is just a short distance from Salem. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

South Berwick, York, Front Beach, Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center, Ipswich Ale Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Hammond Castle Museum ©
Hammond Castle Museum
Front Beach ©
Front Beach
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

3
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Best known as the location of two internationally renowned universities, Cambridge sits just across the Charles River from Boston.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Harvard Square, look for gifts at World's Only Curious George Store, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, thencontemplate the long history of Buckman Tavern, and finally contemplate the long history of Hancock-Clarke House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, thenexplore the world behind art at Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cambridge itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gloucester to Cambridge in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Cambridge are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lexington, Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, Luina Greine Farm, The Old Manse
Highlights from your plan
Buckman Tavern ©
Buckman Tavern
Hancock-Clarke House ©
Hancock-Clarke House
The Harvard Museum of Natural History ©
The Harvard Museum of Natural History

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