12 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

12 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

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12 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  46​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  50​h
End: Portland

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gateway National Recreation and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and make a trip to Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City itinerary builder.

Portland to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Fire Island National Seashore, Long Beach, Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
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 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Hills Reservation, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boston travel planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Boston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Lincoln in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 49°F. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Blue Hills Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Blue Hills Reservation ©
Blue Hills Reservation
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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