6 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

6 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

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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.
To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary planner.

Toledo to Boston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Boston are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Eastham.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Eastham — 2 nights

Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center and then explore the striking landscape of Cape Cod National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Nauset Lighthouse, then stroll through Chatham Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach.

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Drive from Boston to Eastham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Eastham sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Plymouth.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Plymouth — 1 night

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
On the 2nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Hedge House, take an in-depth tour of Pilgrim Hall Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Hill, then take an in-depth tour of The Jenney, and finally appreciate the history behind National Monument to the Forefathers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plymouth tour builder site.

You can drive from Eastham to Plymouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Plymouth can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Salem — 2 nights

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 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables, visit a coastal fixture at Chandler Hovey Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Rock. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, then explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, and then kick back and relax at Nahant Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salem trip planner.

You can drive from Plymouth to Salem in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Massachusetts travel guide

History Museums · Art Museums · Nightlife
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

Cape Cod travel guide

Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.