9 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

9 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Massachusetts travel planner

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Boston
— 1 night
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Salem
— 7 nights

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Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

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 9th (Sat): shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then walk around Boston Public Garden, then stroll around Boston Common, and finally stop by North End.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Boston itinerary planner.

Louisville to Boston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Louisville in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Boston, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Salem

— 7 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
You've now added Peabody Essex Museum to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (in Chelmsford), Buckman Tavern (in Lexington) and Concord (Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, &more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The House of the Seven Gables, stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, stroll around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salem online route maker.

Drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, Salem is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips