8 days in New York City, Rhode Island & Salem Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Rhode Island & Salem Itinerary

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8 days in New York City, Rhode Island & Salem Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Bus:  3​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Middletown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Salem
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Houston

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at New York Public Library and then wander the streets of Times Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning website .

Houston to New York City is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in March, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 49°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Middletown.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Central Park ©
Central Park

2
nights
Middletown

Middletown ©
Middletown is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. Lizzie Borden House has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and Purgatory Chasm State Reservation will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Middletown planning app .

Traveling by car from New York City to Middletown takes 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Middletown at 43°F and lows at 29°F. You will leave for Salem on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Middletown

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, Lizzie Borden House
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Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation ©
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Ipswich Ale Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, and then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem trip planning site .

You can drive from Middletown to Salem in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Salem are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ipswich Ale Brewery
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Ipswich Ale Brewery ©
Ipswich Ale Brewery

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