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5 days in Salem & Plymouth Itinerary
Drive: 1h 15min
Salem— 2 nights
Drive: 1h 15min
Plymouth— 2 nights
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 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, then stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, stop by Crow Haven Corner, then admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, and finally contemplate the long history of North Bridge.
To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salem online tour itinerary maker .
Plymouth to Salem is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in January, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plymouth.
Things to do in Salem
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Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plymouth: Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Corn Hill Beach (in Truro) and Provincetown (Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) & Commercial Street). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, contemplate the long history of Plymouth Rock, admire the masterpieces at Sandwich Glass Museum, and see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Plymouth road trip app .
January in Plymouth sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Plymouth
Provincetown, Sandwich, Cape Cod Canal, Corn Hill Beach, Shining Sea Bikeway
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