16 days in Boston, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in Boston, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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16 days in Boston, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Boston
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
London

3
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fenway Park and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Concord to see Walden Pond State Reservation about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Boston itinerary builder.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Boston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Boston is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Science

5
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to 61 Broadway, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday planner.

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
days
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Billy Goat Trail in Potomac--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Sightseeing Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tomb of the Unknowns, Billy Goat Trail
Highlights from your plan
Washington Monument
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum

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