17 days in Boston, Cambridge & Salem Itinerary

17 days in Boston, Cambridge & Salem Itinerary

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Boston
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Cambridge
— 3 nights
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Salem
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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 list of things to see and do now includes Quincy Market, Newbury Comics, Bunker Hill Monument, and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem), Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Old King's Hwy) and Plymouth (Plymouth Bay Winery & Plymouth Rock). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Boston Common, get curious at Museum of Science, and get your bearings at Boston Public Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary app.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Theodore Francis Green State Airport and Portsmouth International at Pease Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Salem, Sandwich, Plymouth, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Best known as the location of two internationally renowned universities, Cambridge sits just across the Charles River from Boston.
You've now added The Harvard Museum of Natural History to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), appreciate the history behind John Harvard Statue, then don't miss a visit to Harvard Square, then get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Walden Pond State Reservation.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip itinerary maker.

Cambridge is just a short distance from Boston. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Salem.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Brookline Booksmith
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Harvard University ©
Harvard University
Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

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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.
Salem Witch Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally stop by Emporium 32.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salem trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Fishermen's Memorial Monument
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Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

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