8 days in New York City, Boston & Salem Itinerary

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New York City
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Boston
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Salem
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Boston
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New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then take a stroll through Times Square, and finally see the interesting displays at New York Public Library. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. October in New York City sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Boston.
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Boston — 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nichols House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Patuxet Museums, contemplate the long history of Mayflower II, then steep yourself in history at Plymouth Rock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Leyden Street, Plymouth Ma. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally wander the streets of Newbury Street.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boston trip builder app.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Boston reach 52°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salem.
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Salem — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Fished Impressions, then learn insider's secrets on Salem Food Tours, then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, and finally explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Witch House, then stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf.

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Traveling by car from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

Beantown

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then stop by North End, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boston visit planner.

Drive from Salem to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus.
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