7 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

7 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

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1
Boston
— 4 nights
2
Salem
— 1 night

4
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.
New England Aquarium has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Fine Arts and Old State House. Let the collections at The Mapparium and Boston Children's Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area in Hull (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk, identify plant and animal life at Boston Nature Center, make a trip to Kevin Hagen White Statue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston vacation builder website.

Portland to Boston is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Portland in September, with lows around °F. You will leave for Salem on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Boston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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Old State House ©
Old State House
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the exhibits of The House of the Seven Gables, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, thentake a leisurely stroll along Pickering Wharf, and finally steep yourself in history at The Custom House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Winter Island Park, explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, thenbrowse the exhibits of Salem Toy Museum, and finally shop like a local with Wicked Good Books.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salem tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Salem when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
The Custom House ©
The Custom House
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

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