12 days in Salem, Boston & Provincetown Itinerary

12 days in Salem, Boston & Provincetown Itinerary

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1
Salem
— 2 nights
2
Boston
— 6 nights
3
Provincetown
— 3 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, and finally walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Salem trip itinerary website.

Boston to Salem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Newport (The Breakers & Cliff Walk) and Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Plan trip to Boston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Salem to Boston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport, Plimoth Plantation, Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk

3
nights
Provincetown

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, ponder the world of politics at Provincetown Town Hall, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Marconi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, then snap pictures at Uncle Tim's Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Boston to Provincetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the ferry ride back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Wellfleet, Coast Guard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

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