7 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

7 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

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7 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  2​h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Portland

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. Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill and Back Bay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Children's Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, admire all the interesting features of Castle Island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk.

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Portland to Boston is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 59°F. You will leave for Salem on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Boston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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Back Bay ©
Back Bay
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then take in the waterfront at Pickering Wharf, and finally steep yourself in history at The Custom House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Winter Island Park, examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, get your game on at Witch Pix, then explore the galleries of Salem Toy Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicked Good Books.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salem road trip website .

Getting from Boston to Salem by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Salem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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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