5 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

5 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

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5 days in Salem & Boston Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Salem
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
End: New York City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Gloucester (Fishermen's Memorial Monument & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, take in the exciting artwork at Fished Impressions, see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salem route maker website .

New York City to Salem is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Salem: highs are around 64°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester, Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then stroll around Boston Public Garden, and finally stroll around Boston Common.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Salem to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

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

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