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

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

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1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Boston
— 2 nights
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Photography Tours. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City day trip website.

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hyde Park
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, walk around Boston Public Garden, thenwander the streets of Back Bay, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fishermen's Memorial Monument, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area ©
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Antietam National Battlefield and Capitol Hill. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, approximately Shenandoah National Park away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in September, with highs in Washington DC at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Skyline Drive, Antietam National Battlefield
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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