9 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

9 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Massachusetts sightseeing planner

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Boston
— 5 nights
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Salem
— 3 nights
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Boston

— 5 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes North End, Boston Public Library, Fenway Park, and other attractions. Attractions like Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum make great kid-friendly stops.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Boston sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles to Boston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Boston is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 50°F. You'll set off for Salem on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Salem

— 3 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.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, then take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. On the next day, look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, then explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, and then stroll around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, plan for little chillier nights in Salem, with lows around 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Massachusetts travel guide

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History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.