6 days in Cape Ann & Salem Itinerary

6 days in Cape Ann & Salem Itinerary

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6 days in Cape Ann & Salem Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  9​h
1
Manchester-by-the-Sea
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Manchester-by-the-Sea

Manchester-by-the-Sea ©
Manchester-by-the-Sea is a town on Cape Ann, in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Agassiz Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Coolidge Reservation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Singing Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester-by-the-Sea trip planner .

Philadelphia to Manchester-by-the-Sea is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: high temperatures in Manchester-by-the-Sea hover around 56°F and lows are around 38°F. You will leave for Salem on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Manchester-by-the-Sea

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Singing Beach ©
Singing Beach
Coolidge Reservation ©
Coolidge Reservation
Agassiz Rock ©
Agassiz Rock

1
night
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 7th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, then see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, snap pictures at North Bridge, and then get a new perspective on nature at Harvard Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salem travel planner.

Salem is just a short distance from Manchester-by-the-Sea. April in Salem sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Harvard Museum of Natural History, North Bridge
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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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