3 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

3 days in Massachusetts Itinerary

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Falmouth
— 1 day
Drive
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Chatham
— 1 night
Drive
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Salem
— 1 night
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Falmouth

Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Coonamessett Farm, get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally enjoy the sea views from Nobska Point Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Falmouth trip itinerary site.

Washington DC to Falmouth is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Falmouth hover around 64°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chatham.

Things to do in Falmouth

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Chatham

Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Atwood Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, and then kick back and relax at Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chatham trip maker.

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Chatham takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chatham can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Chatham

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Salem

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, then take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre.

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Getting from Chatham to Salem by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chatham in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Salem, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites

Massachusetts travel guide

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History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.