4 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

4 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

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Start: Boston
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Salem
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
3
Boston
— 1 night
End: Boston

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get curious at Museum of Science, see the interesting displays at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, learn more about the world around you at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Skywalk Observatory, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston journey planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Boston. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

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Cambridge
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
The Harvard Museum of Natural History ©
The Harvard Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology ©

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Salem when traveling from Boston in October, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums
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Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

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Boston

Boston ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): meet the residents at New England Aquarium.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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New England Aquarium ©
New England Aquarium

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