3 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

3 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

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3 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

Start: Boston
Drive:  30​min
1
Salem
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Boston
— 1 night
End: Boston


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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.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, and then explore the activities along Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salem online trip itinerary maker .

Boston to Salem is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, plan for little chillier nights in Salem, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

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Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston travel route planner.

Boston is just a short distance from Salem. In October in Boston, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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