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

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

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

Start: Oranjestad, Aruba
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Oranjestad, Aruba

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Heritage Museums & Gardens and National Monument to the Forefathers. Visiting Shining Sea Bikeway and Nauset Light Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, wander the streets of Newbury Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boston itinerary maker app .

Oranjestad, Aruba to Boston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Oranjestad to Boston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oranjestad in June, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Boston: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Shining Sea Bikeway, Nauset Beach, National Monument to the Forefathers, Heritage Museums & Gardens
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Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Washington DC

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.
On the 12th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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