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Summary

This seven-day itinerary offers a comprehensive exploration of Massachusetts, from the historic streets of Boston to the scenic beauty of the Cape Cod Peninsula. Travelers will experience a blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions, including vibrant food scenes, significant educational institutions, and breathtaking landscapes. Each day presents a unique adventure, making Massachusetts a diverse and enriching destination.

Day1: Historic Boston Exploration

Begin your Massachusetts journey in Boston, exploring its rich history, vibrant food scenes, and significant educational institutions. Highlights include the Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail.

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Freedom Trail

A 2.5-mile route through Boston charting the history of the American Revolution.

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Tips

Time your visit to catch a city championship game.

Black Heritage Trail

Explores Beacon Hill's 19th-century black community and their role in the Abolition Movement.

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Tips

Start at the Museum of African American History.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (508) 228-9833
🌐   Website: https://www.nps.gov/boaf/planyourvisit/index.htm
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 46 Joy St, Boston, MA 02114

Day2: North Shore Historic Towns

Travel north to Salem and the North Shore, exploring historic towns, maritime history, and beautiful beaches. Don't miss the Essex Scenic Coastal Byway.

Essex Scenic Coastal Byway

A scenic route leading to Salem, with stops at historic and natural attractions.

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Tips

Enjoy freshly-caught seafood and visit historic mansions.

Day3: Cultural and Culinary Delights

Discover vibrant food scenes and cultural attractions in Lexington, Worcester, and surrounding towns. Highlights include the New England Botanic Garden and Worcester Art Museum.

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New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

Beautiful botanical gardens showcasing New England's flora.

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Tips

Visit in the afternoon for the best light.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (508) 869-6111
🌐   Website: http://www.nebg.org/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2 hours
📍   Address: 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505
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Worcester Art Museum

Features the largest collection of outdoor mural art in New England.

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Tips

Craft beer enthusiasts should explore local breweries.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (508) 799-4406
🌐   Website: https://www.worcesterart.org/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2.5 hours
📍   Address: 55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609
🔗   Profiles: Facebook Instagram

Day4: Sports and Scenic Byways

Explore the birthplace of basketball and volleyball in Springfield and Holyoke, then enjoy the landscapes of the Mohawk Trail Scenic Byway.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Learn about the history of basketball and its legends.

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Tips

Dine at Max’s Tavern for traditional American flavors.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (877) 446-6752
🌐   Website: https://www.hoophall.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 1000 Hall of Fame Ave, Springfield, MA 01105
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Day5: Outdoor Adventures

Dedicate the day to the great outdoors along the Mohawk Trail Scenic Byway, experiencing the state's wildlife and natural beauty.

Mohawk Trail Scenic Byway

A historic touring road through northwestern Massachusetts' landscapes.

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Tips

Visit the High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary near Shelburne Falls.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 2438 MA-2, North Adams, MA 01247

Day6: Plymouth and Pilgrim History

Discover Plymouth's rich history as the site of the Mayflower landing and first pilgrim settlement, with time for museums and beaches.

Plymouth Patuxet

Living history exhibits portraying the Pilgrim story and Indigenous heritage.

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Tips

Enjoy harbourfront seafood restaurants.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (508) 746-1622
🌐   Website: https://plimoth.org/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Day7: Cape Cod Peninsula

Experience the freshest seafood and charming towns of Cape Cod, with options to extend your stay on Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.

Cape Cod Peninsula

Known for its stunning beaches, seafood, and fine dining.

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Tips

Consider a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket via ferry.