9 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

9 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

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Boston
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Salem
— 1 night
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Boston

— 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Get some historical perspective at Granary Burying Ground and King's Chapel. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Beacon Hill, browse the exhibits of New England Holocaust Memorial, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Samuel Adams Brewery.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary app.

Detroit to Boston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

Visiting Ogunquit Beach and Salisbury Rail Trail will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at North End and Newbury Street. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Marginal Way Walkway in Ogunquit, about 1h 25 min away. Enjoy Boston some more: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and wander the streets of Waterfront.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boston tour builder app.

On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salem

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salem online day trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites