60 days in North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley Itinerary

60 days in North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Drive:  30 min
1
Lexington
— 30 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gloucester
— 29 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Boston

30
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Lexington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. Visit Hancock-Clarke House and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Munroe Tavern and Buckman Tavern. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Parlee Farms (in Tyngsboro), Peabody (Brooksby Farm & Independence Greenway Bike Route) and Monster Mini Golf (in Danvers). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Lexington Green, identify plant and animal life at Oak Hill Conservation Site, take an in-depth tour of Concord Museum, and take in the history at Minute Man National Historical Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington day trip planner.

Boston to Lexington is an approximately half hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boston in September since evenings lows in Lexington dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Concord, Lowell, Woburn, North Andover, Lincoln
Highlights from your plan
Minute Man National Historical Park ©
Minute Man National Historical Park
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge ©
Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge

29
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
The still waters off the Gloucester shore are immortalized in paintings and prints produced by the hundreds of artists who visit this town.
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House and The House of the Seven Gables are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Hammond Castle Museum and Ten Pound Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Newburyport (Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, &more), Beverly (Lynch Park, Coast to Coast Paddle, &more) and Salem (Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem Common, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Cape Ann Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gloucester trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Lexington to Gloucester in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salem, Ipswich, Marblehead, Rockport, Newburyport
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum