8 days in Boston, New Hampshire & Salem Itinerary

8 days in Boston, New Hampshire & Salem Itinerary

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Boston
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Salem
— 2 nights

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adams National Historical Park and Back Bay. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Lexington Green (in Lexington) and Scituate Lighthouse (in Scituate). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, take an in-depth tour of Buckman Tavern, pause for some photo ops at The Mapparium, and browse the exhibits of Hancock-Clarke House.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip maker website.

Newark to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Boston sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Lexington, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Adams National Historical Park, John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, Scituate Lighthouse
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Adams National Historical Park ©
Adams National Historical Park
Hancock-Clarke House ©
Hancock-Clarke House
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Marginal Way Walkway and St. Ann's Episcopal Church will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Strawbery Banke Museum and USS Albacore Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Mother's Beach (in Kennebunk) and Wells (Wells Reserve at Laudholm & Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, kick back and relax at Short Sands Beach, look for gifts at Spoiled Rotten, and view the masterpieces at Abacus.

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Traveling by car from Boston to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells, Short Sands Beach, Mother's Beach, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Ogunquit Museum of American Art ©
Ogunquit Museum of American Art

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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 29th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Halibut Point State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Hammond Castle Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Wicked Good Books, and finally admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, then stroll through Good Harbor Beach, and then kick back and relax at Crane Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salem trip website.

Drive from Portsmouth to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Salem, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gloucester, Halibut Point State Park, Crane Beach
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Halibut Point State Park ©
Halibut Point State Park
Crane Beach ©
Crane Beach
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery ©
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

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