7 days in Boston, Salem & Maine Itinerary

7 days in Boston, Salem & Maine Itinerary

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7 days in Boston, Salem & Maine Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h
1
Boston
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
2
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Kittery
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and finally get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of North End and then walk around Boston Common.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planning app .

Minneapolis to Boston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to Boston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Duck Tours
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

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 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum and then stroll around Salem Common.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salem day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Boston to Salem in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kittery.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

4
nights
Kittery

Kittery ©
Kittery is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kittery: Portland (Portland Observatory & The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay) and South End Dog Park (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, look for gifts at Kittery Trading Post, and explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Kittery online day trip planner .

Getting from Salem to Kittery by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kittery

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland, Portland Head Light, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Zipline
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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