8 days in Boston, Salem & Manchester-by-the-Sea Itinerary

8 days in Boston, Salem & Manchester-by-the-Sea Itinerary

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8 days in Boston, Salem & Manchester-by-the-Sea Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Salem
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Manchester-by-the-Sea
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Blue Hills Reservation and then take a stroll through Waterfront. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, then identify plant and animal life at Norris Reservation, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Boston driving holiday planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Boston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Boston, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Hills Reservation, Norris Reservation
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground
Waterfront ©
Waterfront

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The House of the Seven Gables and Peabody Essex Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Burying Point Cemetery and Ropes Mansion. Venture out of the city with trips to Harold Parker State Forest (in North Andover) and Massabesic Audubon Center (in Auburn). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, admire the striking features of Phillips House, identify plant and animal life at Breakheart Reservation, and look for gifts at Magika - Chapel of Archangel Michael.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salem holiday planner .

Salem is very close to Boston. Traveling from Boston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Salem, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Things to do in Salem

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Harold Parker State Forest, Breakheart Reservation, Massabesic Audubon Center
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Winter Island Park ©
Winter Island Park
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Old Burying Point Cemetery ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery

1
night
Manchester-by-the-Sea

Manchester-by-the-Sea ©
Manchester-by-the-Sea is a town on Cape Ann, in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. On the 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Coolidge Reservation, steep yourself in history at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, then do a tasting at Mill River Winery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Ipswich Ale Brewery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester-by-the-Sea trip planner.

Manchester-by-the-Sea is just a stone's throw from Salem. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester-by-the-Sea

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ipswich, Lindt-sprungli chocolate outlet, Exeter Historical Society, Mill River Winery
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Coolidge Reservation ©
Coolidge Reservation
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate ©
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Mill River Winery ©
Mill River Winery

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