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

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

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

Philadelphia
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC custom trip planner.

Philadelphia to Washington DC is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum
The White House

2
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.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then don't miss a visit to Boston Public Library.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in February, with highs in Boston at 39°F and lows at 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in February; daily highs in New York City reach 45°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

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