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

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

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

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of North End.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston road trip website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Boston is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Boston, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in May; daily highs in Boston reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
North End ©
North End
Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Antietam National Battlefield and Washington National Cathedral. Head to Madame Tussauds DC and Art Museum of The Americasfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg National Cemetery), Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Loch Raven Reservoir, Antietam National Battlefield, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
Attractions like Bronx Zoo and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: highs in New York City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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