29 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

29 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

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29 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 21 nights
train:  1​h
2
Salem
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Huntsville

21
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.
Do your shopping at Newbury Street and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Museum of Fine Arts and The Paul Revere House will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum & Long Point). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through North End, take a tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and stroll around Charles River Esplanade.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation maker app .

Huntsville to Boston is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Boston. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Huntsville in June, with highs in Boston at 76°F and lows at 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Concord, Provincetown, Buckman Tavern, Heritage Museums & Gardens
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Abacus or Local Colors. Get some historical perspective at Marginal Way Walkway and The House of the Seven Gables. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salem: Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, wander the streets of Pickering Wharf, and brush up on your military savvy at Abbot Hall Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salem route planner.

Getting from Boston to Salem by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gloucester, Abbot Hall Maritime Museum, Perkins Cove, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

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