7 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

7 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

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7 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

Start: Boston
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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Salem
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Boston

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plimoth Plantation, Duck Tours and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like HarborWalk and Freedom Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Old State House and Boston Children's Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Boston. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

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Side Trips

Plimoth Plantation, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum

3
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.
You've now added Old Burying Point Cemetery to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Custom House and The House of the Seven Gables. Museum-lovers will appreciate Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery and Peabody Essex Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Witch House, look for all kinds of wild species at Winter Island Park, appreciate the history behind Proctor's Ledge Memorial, and examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum.

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You can take a train from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Salem when traveling from Boston in October, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery ©
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery
The Custom House ©
The Custom House
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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