7 days in Salem & Plymouth Itinerary

7 days in Salem & Plymouth Itinerary

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7 days in Salem & Plymouth Itinerary

Start: Rochester
+3
Fly + bus + tram + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Salem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Plymouth
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Rochester

3
nights
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 20th (Fri), take in the waterfront activity at Pickering Wharf. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, then take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally stop by Crow Haven Corner.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salem tour itinerary builder .

Rochester to Salem is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In July in Salem, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Salem

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gloucester
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Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

3
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Plimoth Plantation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plymouth: Nauset Beach (in Orleans), Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth) and Provincetown (Provincetown Public Library & Race Point Beach). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Mayflower II.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Plymouth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salem to Plymouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plymouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod Canal, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Shining Sea Bikeway
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Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

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