4 days in Salem & Amherst Itinerary

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Salem
— 3 nights
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Amherst
— 1 day
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Salem — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The House of the Seven Gables and Pickering Wharf. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, look for gifts at The Coven's Cottage, stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, and stroll around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salem journey planner.

New York City to Salem is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, Salem is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amherst.
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Amherst — 1 day

Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Connecticut River valley. On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Mount Tom State Reservation, then identify plant and animal life at Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, and then explore the galleries of Frary House.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amherst trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Salem to Amherst in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Amherst are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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