5 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

5 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

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5 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Foxborough
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Salem
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Foxborough

Foxborough ©
Foxborough is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, about 22mi southwest of Boston and 18mi northeast of Providence, Rhode Island. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gillette Stadium. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Bass Pro Shops, then appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, and then step aboard Mayflower II. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ipswich Ale Brewery, then enjoy some diversion at Gillette Stadium, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Patriots Hall of Fame, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tangerini's Spring Street Farm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Foxborough day trip planning site .

Philadelphia to Foxborough is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in October since evenings lows in Foxborough dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Foxborough

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plymouth, Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Ipswich Ale Brewery
Highlights from your plan
The Patriots Hall of Fame ©
The Patriots Hall of Fame
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock
Mayflower II ©
Mayflower II

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the galleries of The House of the Seven Gables, see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salem tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Foxborough to Salem takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toBoston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery ©
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then stroll around Boston Common.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Boston online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Salem to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Boston are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

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