8 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

8 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

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8 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  6 h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Salem
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Knoxville

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shear Madness, Museum of Science and Freedom Trail Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth), John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum (in Hyannis) and Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, and take a tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Boston road trip planning site.

Knoxville to Boston is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville in August, you will find days in Boston are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Plymouth Rock, Ogunquit Beach, Sandwich Glass Museum, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cry Innocent, Hocus Pocus Tours, Witch House, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Salem to Gloucester to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, get your game on at Witch Pix, appreciate the history behind Stickworks Statue - What the Birds Know - by Patrick Dougherty, and get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salem travel planning site.

Traveling by train from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Salem sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Witch House ©
Witch House
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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