16 days in New York City, Boston & Salem Itinerary

16 days in New York City, Boston & Salem Itinerary

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16 days in New York City, Boston & Salem Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Salem
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hamilton Grange National Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visiting Bronx Zoo and East River Waterfront Esplanade will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder app .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, New York City is little chillier than London - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

6
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 inner history buff will appreciate Walden Pond State Reservation and Cliff Walk. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Newbury Street and Charles Street. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Orchard House (in Concord) and The Breakers (in Newport). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Charles River Esplanade, appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, stop by Brookline Booksmith, and grab your bike and head to Minuteman Trail Bikeway.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Boston journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Concord, Brooklyn Boulders, Brookline Booksmith, Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Orchard House ©
Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Crane Beach and Halibut Point State Park. Get some historical perspective at The House of the Seven Gables and Old Burying Point Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Gloucester (Good Harbor Beach & Cape Ann Museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, and pause for some photo ops at Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salem tour itinerary planning site .

Salem is just a stone's throw from Boston. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Gloucester, Crane Beach, Halibut Point State Park
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Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

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