12 days in Boston, Providence & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Boston, Providence & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Boston, Providence & New York City Itinerary

Bilbao
Fly:  14​h
Boston
— Few hours
train:  1​h
Providence
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
Boston
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Bilbao

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Boston

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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boston sightseeing planner.

Bilbao, Spain to Boston is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Bilbao to Boston, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bilbao in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Charles River Esplanade ©
Charles River Esplanade

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Providence

Providence
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Old State House. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Providence trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Boston to Providence in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Providence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Plymouth, Old King's Hwy, Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)
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Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock
Old State House ©
Old State House

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Boston

Boston
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hampton Beach State Park and Harvard University. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth), Crow Haven Corner (in Salem) and Gloucester (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Good Harbor Beach). Enjoy Boston some more: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, wander the streets of Beacon Hill, stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Providence to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gloucester, Crow Haven Corner, Strawbery Banke Museum, Harvard University
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Harvard University
Harvard University
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach

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New York City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ponquogue Beach and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill), Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in the waterfront at Belmar Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dingmans Falls, Bushkill Falls, Brook Hollow Winery LLC, Belmar Beach, Six Flags Great Adventure
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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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